Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Vanquished

A few months ago I was listening to a woman talk about the earliest know forms of jewelry. Jewelry that was a display of trophies from enemies conquered. Like their teeth, bones, etc... strung on bits of cord (probably guts) and worn around the neck to let any potential foes know that you were not to be messed with.

My friend Jacqueline bought her dream house only to discover, in the spring, that the yard was infested with gargantuan slugs. Were talking slugs the size of kittens, hideous plant devouring blobs of gooey terror.

For years, and years, she has been fastidiously, zealously, obliterating them. An all out war - a sluggy genocide. So, to commemorate her victories, I decided to make her a pair of slug earrings to warn the slimy pests that they were in the presence of a powerful enemy and they had better bug out.

They are made of clear borosilicate glass that was striated in an optic mold.

1 comment:

rosebud101 said...

Those are wonderful earrings! I love them!