Metalsmiths for Change

Allison Sattinger - @sunnyrisingleather

  • Sale
  • Regular price $112.00

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This auction starts October 1st at 10am PST and ends October 4th at 10am PST.

This auction takes place on Instagram @metalsmithsforchange.


Item description:

Queasha 'Que' Hardy was a 24 year old hair stylist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was loved by her clients and community, "full of life" and spirit. She was stolen by gunfire on July 27th outside of an apartment complex in broad daylight. This necklace is made in her honor, with locks of engraved copper hair and stars for her journey home. The stone is a purple/pink mookaite (petrified mud from Australia), colors so vibrant with a flash of white down the center like a shooting star across a sunset. "A lot of people don't understand the trans community here, and what people don't understand they're afraid of," said DaLaja Johnson, Hardy's close friend, who is also trans. "They tend to shun us, but at the end of the day, we're human too — we have feelings, we bleed, we have a heart." Please say her name or better yet sing it from the bottom of your beating, living heart.