Metalsmiths for Change

Gail Jessen - @altarsofmetalandstone

  • Sale
  • Regular price $180.00

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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:

Black Pearl — precious little girl — you’ve been in the background much too long. Black Pearl — precious little girl — come into the sunshine where you belong” - Andrea Jenkins, Black Pearl. From the warm bronze sunbursts to the ethically-sourced Tahitian pearls, these earrings are inspired by Andrea Jenkins’ (@shesgotgame1) activism, her authenticity, and her inspiring art + poetry. A copy of her anthology, “The T is Not Silent” will be included with your earrings. Andrea was the first transgender Black woman elected to public office in the US. These earrings carry with them the recognition that political representation matters. The change we need in this country must be systemic if it is to be sustainable. To all of our beautiful trans family, friends, and neighbors, may we together create a world where you can safely, and joyfully, come into the sunshine where you belong. Details: See the final photo for measurements and scale. Earrings are made from jeweler’s grade Bronze. Ear wires are 925 Sterling Silver leverback clasps.