Janie’s Shield Earrings
For me moving forward means looking back and so I have brought back one of my first popular styles: Janie’s Shield. I first made these in 2018 when I was re-reading Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.I am struck by how this line is often interpreted: "Janie looked down on him and felt a self-crushing love. So her soul crawled out from its hiding place." How could this be understood as the epitome of true love? I just can't see it that way. As much as I love this book and Janie (its protagonist) and the legend who have us both, love shouldn’t be soul-crushing. All that to say— I made these earrings for Janie.
- Total length: 2.75 inches
- Width at widest: .75”
- Style: french hooks
- Beads/stones/composition: brass, recycled glass, lapis, lava stone
- Bead Origins: Ghana , US
- Colors: metallic brass, and other colors
- When to wear: day, after hours
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