According to Greek mythology, Medusa was once a beautiful and irresistible mortal. However, her beauty captivated Poseidon and the myth describes him attacking Medusa and violating her trust. Enraged with jealousy, Athena transformed Medusa's beautiful hair into serpents and declared that anyone who locked eyes with her, would turn to stone. Perseus was sent to slay and behead Medusa to end her life, and upon her death, Pegasus emerged from her body. To this day, Medusa's powerful spirit still lives on in the stories passed down from generation to generation. My intention for these earrings is to symbolize female empowerment in the face of adversity.
Snakes have always played a fundamental role in mythology and literature. Throughout time, these mystical creatures have come to symbolize fertility, creative life force, rebirth, transformation, and healing. Those that wear the Medusas say that they can feel the energy they hold and that they feel more powerful when they put them on! I created this design to ignite that fierce and unstoppable fire inside of us.
The Medusas are entirely hand sculpted, detailed, and assembled by hand in Austin, TX. No molds, cutters, or tracing are used to handmake this design.
Weight per earring: .39 oz (most can wear them for 5-7 hours without any discomfort)
Dimensions: 3.5 inches long at tallest point, 1.5 inches wide at widest point
Lightweight/flexible polymer clay
New & Improved! (Hypoallergenic)18K gold plated surgical steel french hooks
Photography by Jacqueline Franquez (thewayward_wanderess), Jane Greer (@thejanegreer), Daniel Nguyen (@caffeineandgasoline.x), Lindsey Rademachir @putapoetry
Meesha personally designs her jewelry line with the intention of creating high-quality fashion accessories that are comfortable enough for everyday use. All clay components are conditioned, measured, cut, cured, buffed and assembled by hand in Austin, Texas.
These accessories are meant to withstand everyday wear and tear, but are still tiny works of art that deserve to be handled with care. We recommend keeping any jewelry in a hard shell container while in purses or during travel to ensure they stay protected. The clay is water-resistant, but the brass and gold components shouldn't be submerged into water for long periods of time.
All items are made-to-order. This means that everything is made by hand and assembled once your order is placed! Because of this, please allow between 1 to 3 business days (Monday - Friday) for handmade production, before items are shipped off with tracking.
***Please note: Any orders placed after 12 pm Friday, will not be produced/shipped until the following next business day(s). For example, an order placed on a Saturday will not begin being produced until Monday. It takes between 1-3 days to make your order by hand, depending on production schedule. Once this is made and completed, then your item will be shipped based on your preferred method of shipping.***
You will be provided with a tracking number in an email once your order is on its way. There arefiveshipping options to choose from:
FREE Standard USPS shipping (5 day) (THIS IS NOT INSURED AND WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR REPLACING LOST OR STOLEN PACKAGES AFTER DELIVERY CONFIRMATION)
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