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Marian Miller Metalsmith

Reclaimed Slag Teardrop Earrings

Reclaimed Slag Teardrop Earrings

Regular price $200.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $200.00 USD
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The earrings measure 2.25 inches long and 1.25 inches across at the widest part. 

I grew up with the belief that things that were salvaged, reclaimed, and rescued from being discarded were valuable. From the floors of our house (made from boards out of an old Courthouse in North Alabama) to the dining room table at the Gulf House (made from an old bowling alley floor) to some footstools (made from camel saddles my grandfather had brought home when he was stationed overseas).

I remember after Hurricane Frederick in 1979 picking up hundreds of boards along the beach to rebuild our wharf (which went out over Mobile Bay) that had been blown away. And on several occasions, I remember my Dad saying the old adage, “They don’t make things like they used to" AND “use what you’ve got”. So I grew up honoring old things, the used things that were already broken in. From these messages, I believed they were better and I still do. 

This Reclaimed Collection was made with honoring in mind. Honoring the things that could have been thrown away and instead were rescued, salvaged, and claimed back. It honors the anomalies in each piece. By anomalies, I mean the characteristics of each one-of-a-kind slag piece that may be seen as an abnormality but instead gives it its uniqueness. In my opinion, it's beauty. 

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