This necklace represents one of my early attempts to incorporate the dog tag/peace motif into my work. Except for the chain, it is handmade from sterling silver and 14k gold, and so looks a little "organic." I do love this necklace, however, and should probably think about making some to sell.

Hand fabricated peace dog tags

Let’s face it, "peace" is hot right now.  My friend Susan who goes to the same jewelry studio as I do designed some very unique peace charms, rings, etc. and she can’t make them fast enough to keep up with the demand.  Unfortunately, she doesn’t have any photos of them on her website, but check it out anyway–her designs are absolutely wonderful and very inspiring.

But peace is about more than wearing a necklace, isn’t it?  On a basic level, it’s about holding it in your heart and showing kindness and compassion to others.  On a global level it’s much more complicated, but I can’t help but think that if we all held the principles of peace in our hearts, we would be a lot closer to the ideal, which is peace on earth.  Sorry to get all touchy feely on you, but face it, what other choice do we ultimately have?

One Reply to “Wearing Your Peace”

  1. Antoinette says: March 7, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    I liked your friend’s site. Her jewelry style reminded me a lot of yours actually.
    I really like the idea of a line (like PEACE items). all succesful artists (and jewelers) have a specific “thing” that is specifically theirs. Peace jewelry could be your thing!
    Living in Hollywood, do you think about getting your jewelry into shops at all?

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