Sunday, September 6, 2015

Jewelry From The Journey

Since 2010, as many of you know, I've been traveling doing missions work with Iris Ministries.  Along the journey I was collecting currency, mostly coins, for some sort of creative project in the future, not really knowing what that was or when I'd have time to do it.  Although, I do remember holding a small Chilean coin and thinking that it'd make cute earrings.  So, recently I've had more time on my hands and been in one place long enough to make jewelry out of the coins I've collected.  It has been a fun process, frustrating at times, but overall therapeutic.  Making each one would flood my mind with memories from each country, something I also wanted to share.  So each one contains a small story/testimony from the corresponding country for you to enjoy.

If you would like to purchase any, all proceeds would be going toward a future trip.  Each one whether a necklace or pair of earrings is $20 which includes shipping within the US.  

Finished earrings in packaging
This is a list of available pieces, the (*) means I have very limited quantities of that particular country.

  • Argentina
  • Belize*
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Europe*
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua*
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • United Kingdom*
Bolivian necklace
Finished necklace in packaging
I'm am not a professional jewelry maker, so there are bound to be flaws.  Each coin is different in size, shape, and coloration (some are worn more than others).  Despite all this, I did my best to create something beautiful and hopefully meaningful to whomever receives them.

Finished earrings (U.K.)

Finished earrings (Honduras) 

Necklace featuring Nicaragua

Finished necklace (U.K.)

Which Country?