Graffiti Brass Pendant

This brass pendant frames a one-of-a-kind cross-section of graffiti salvaged throughout Detroit.

$60.00

created by

Amy Peterson and Diana Russell

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Urban detritus or one-of-a-kind remnant of a vibrant street-art scene? When encountering the crumbling walls of graffiti throughout Detroit, designers Amy Peterson and Diana Russell chose to take the latter view. To make each of these unique pieces, fallen graffiti scraps are collected from around the Motor City and refined to reveal all the vibrant layers of color built up over time. Telling the rich and complex story of the city itself, each piece shows that beneath even the roughest exterior, beauty can be found. Each brass pendant frames a one-of-a-kind cross-section of graffiti that is sealed in glossy resin and suspended from a sterling silver chain. The tag included identifies where the graffiti was found. Handmade in Detroit.

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Amy Peterson and Diana Russell work with area women from local shelters to transform grafitti salvaged in Detroit into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Their artisans are hired out of local shelters and are taught the trade of jewelry making, along with life wellness, financial management, and entrepreneurship education. Each piece of jewelry they sell goes directly to supporting that mission. "Using a special process we can reveal all of the layers that make up a scrap piece of graffiti. It creates a beautiful palette of colors that serves as the inspiration for the women we hire," the designers say.

Visit the blog to learn more about the grafitti jewelry collection.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
brass, resin, graffiti
Measurements
0.75" diameter; 18" L chain
Item ID
42537

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