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Empowerment by wylieblais Empowerment by wylieblais
I met a woman through a friend one evening because I was told she needed some jewelry. She came in with some extensive slashes to her left forearm and a sad story. The easy solution would have been to make a large cuff or fashion some arm bands in fabric for her to wear to cover the injuries; I wondered if one should ever really cover a suicide attempt or should the body instead be celebrated for the fact that it still exists? With simple piercing techniques I crafted a set of earrings, a pendant, ring, and cuff to suit her daily needs. The designs reflect her sensibilities and interests and will serve as a constant reminder as to who she is and why she is worth living for.

Sterling silver

(Normally I love critiques, but I will likely ignore them here. This is a commission and the work made for her isn't questionable.)
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Empowerment by *wylieblais The suggester wrote: "The story behind the piece is amazing to say the least. This artist needs to be commended for giving life to beauty through a touch of class, with silver and love! " ( Suggested by DAnnsCreations and Featured by maytel )
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Just awesome!!
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:iconbeltaneh:
This is gorgeous :)
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:iconvalhallia:
Love this :nod: the cuff in particular is a stunning piece 
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hollowheartlessIzsak Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love the cuff!! >.< If you made more of this stuff I would buy it!
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:iconsilencelabyrinth:
They are beautiful pieces, and that's a powerful story.
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:iconuneide:
Utterly beautiful. <3
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KorinoTsubasa23 Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely breath takingly stunning. I love butterflies and anything to do with them. This is a wonderful set of jewelry that anyone who loves butterflies would love to own.

And the story behind it makes it even better.
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AngelusNoir Jul 26, 2013   General Artist
:wow:great work and even better with the powerful story behind it:hug:
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PerilsOfRosella Jul 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
I love your design- the open, airy feel reminds me of a butterfly's wings. Appropriate, given the story behind the piece. Thank you for sharing!
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