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A Rugged Way Of Life (De-Iconifying The Traditional)

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A Rugged Way Of Life (De-Iconifying The Traditional)

Rules are meant to be amended, and norms are changing everyday. When it comes to style as a means of self-expression, there is no wrong or right. It is only to be asked, “What is real and authentic to (you) the individual?”

In my latest bursts of creativity, I have felt compelled to design with the down to earth and lovers of life in mind. Maybe it is a reflection of my truest self, sort of a quest to get back to the basics of quality day to day living.

This is what de-iconifying the traditional is all about. The traditional approach to life and fashion etc just doesn’t work for everyone. Whether it is affordability, restrictiveness, limited practicability, or just plain boredom, we each deserve alternatives.

Some of my latest pieces of jewelry include alternative wedding rings and engagement bands, rugged style wrist cuffs and even bracers to name a few. Feel free to check out some of my newest designs by clicking the photo.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post 😉

Until next time,

CJ from The Lift Jewelry Shop

CREATIVE EYES–DO THEY ALL SEE ALIKE?

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Perhaps it’s upbringing, because as a young adult, I can still hear the voice of my parents saying “don’t waste your food, there are too many hungry people in the world to make waste!”

So here I am today, and while I wouldn’t classify myself as a hoarder, I am always thinking of ways to make something out of what others may call scraps or junk. Lately, I’ve been finding myself looking around my closet and selecting items that would have ordinarily gotten tossed, only to challenge myself to make something of them.

Here’s a few ideas I came up with:

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This bracelet was inspired by the growing rise of youth being challenged by bullies. I thought it would be pretty cool to wear something that allows the victim of these insults to strike back- making their own statement.

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This bracelet was upcycled from pink pillow cases I no longer used but still loved the color. It actually sold    on my etsy shop.

I guess the question to be answered is, do all creative people see the value in things that others consider  as junk? Is that the common denominator in most artists’ alike? I’d love to hear your perspective on this.  Until next time, Happy Sharing!