Metalsmiths for Change

Susan Wachler - @susanwachlerjewelry

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  • Regular price $450.00

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This auction starts July 28th at 10am PST and ends August 2nd at 10am PST.

This auction takes place on Instagram @metalsmithsforchange.


Item description:

Entitled, “Awash in Golden Light- All That Is” 32” (adjustable length) necklace features a hand fabricated 2.75” steel and sterling silver (hollow shell) enshrouded in permanently fused 22k yellow gold, which hangs from a highly textured 1” sterling silver bale. Beneath the steel and gold shell are a multitude of sterling silver chain dangles, including: pearl, turquoise, glass beads, a bronze cross and a sterling silver nameplate (Susie j. Jackson) set with a 3mm white sapphire set in sterling silver. The chain is a mixed metal double chain of brass and copper with a sterling silver clasp. Symbolically, the shell enshrouded in high karat gold as an end to white supremacist gun violence, the silver bail that whites hold the responsibility for dismantling racism and privileged agendas, and the many dangles for the number of times Mrs Jackson was shot (11) during this hate filled massacre. A bronze cross as a symbol of Mrs. Jackson’s enormous faith and her nameplate, Say Her Name, with a white sapphire as a symbol of eternal light. The mixed metal double chain, (black and brown) and clasp (white) as a symbol of unity in uplifting black lives.

Mrs Susie J Jackson was a matriarch in the Emanuel AME Church. She worked as a beautician and a personal care provider. While attending a bible study, she lost her life to a most heinous hate crime at the hands of a white supremacist killer. Susie Jackson, 87, had two children and eight grandchildren. But including the cousins, nieces and nephews she treated as her own, Jackson was a mother figure to almost 50 children. She was the beloved matriarch of the extended Jackson family. Jackson’s legacy of love and service to others has touched many people who have come to appreciate her as a dedicated servant of God.