I’ve heard that the difference between a saint and a shaman is that a saint is waste-free (and in agreement with singer Jack Johnson, plastic-free as much as possible).
(I don’t know if I’m a saint, but to me, the Earth is a living organism that I show immense respect and it provides me some of Life’s most important things such as life-force, oxygen, and clean water…)
And since being a saint is related to “goodness” then I tend to think that the future of good design is modular design…and this will apply to all useful things…as modular design offers choice and is relatively waste-free (waste-free in terms of Earth resources, as well as in time, money, and energy)…think vehicles, bicycles, homes, dinnerware, toothbrushes…and not to mention clothing and jewelry.
Recently, my colleague/friend Carolyn requested these diamond-shaped (adjustable shape!) hoop earrings and I discovered they fit well with my Freedom Hoop Earring Components…and since they’re created with conflict-free/Earth-friendly sterling silver, I figured that I’d create some elongated versions of the components…voila!
Hopefully, these photos depict the many permutations of these Helenbobelen Thinnest and Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings…and yes! they also go with the traditional Hbb thin round hoop earrings…
(Now you can see how I spent my birthday hours, besides singing and dancing with the young’uns who remarked on my earrings…and cajoling my ukulele into playing it how my ear wanted…)
These Freedom (VI) hoop earrings components will be available after some time (I need to further road test them…) and will be around $70.00. As usual, they’re handcrafted by me, sustainably-created with biodegradable/recyclable/plastic-free packaging, recyclable, and one-of-a-kind just like you!