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set yourself free earrings

by Mary Steratore
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  • the story

Break Your Chains

Make a bold statement of personal liberation with these hand-made handcuff earrings. The handcuff charms evoke thoughts of liberation and an awareness of our personal barriers. The charms are paired with pendants of black onyx, a material believed to promote the energy of happiness and good fortune, to create a free-spirited accessory that is both inspiring and empowering. Artist Mary Steratore gathers materials from around the globe - waxes and molds from Italy, silver charms from Thailand, and semi-precious stones from India - and then assembles and polishes her meaningful masterpieces here in the US.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
20988
Made from
sterling silver, onyx
Measurements
Approx. 1.25" in size
Notes
Clean with silver polish.

Charm symbols are carefully combined with healing properties of the stones to create a piece that is not only inspirational but actually empowering.
  • the maker
Mary Steratore

Mary Steratore

It can be quite daunting trading one career for another, especially when there are PhD's involved. But for Mary Steratore, it led to the realization of true artistic expression.

Leaving archaeology to create her own fine art, Steratore settled in Rome where her paintings and sculptures were well-received. After showing her work all over Italy and the US, she developed a new line of jewelry, dubbed b.u., as an extension of her sculpting.

Drawing from Steratore's vast knowledge of artifacts and her extensive world travels, b.u. creations have an old-world aesthetic. Each piece is meticulously hand-made using a long-lost wax-casting method. With the help of Rome's top notch artisans, Steratore brings a little beauty and a lot of ancient wisdom into everyday, modern lives. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Set Yourself Free Earrings
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (8)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Good length (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (5)
  • Casual dresser (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern (4), Practical (3), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7)

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2.0

Not What I Expected

By 

from San Jose, CA

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Looks Hand Crafted

Cons

  • Not worth the price
  • Picture Looked Better
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Set Yourself Free Earrings:

    I bought what I thought were unique and cool earrings for over $40. What I received, I wouldn't have paid more than $20. Picture made it look so much classier. Now I have to either swallow the money or deal with returns and the post office. This was supposed to be a Christmas present.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    QUIRKY

    By 

    from California

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual
      • Everyday

      Comments about Set Yourself Free Earrings:

      My son has been employed as a law enforcement officer for six years. In 3 weeks, he will be employed in a new city. I plan to wear these to his swearing in...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Stylish and Edgy

      By 

      from Honolulu, HI

      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual
        • Everyday
        • Night Out

        Comments about Set Yourself Free Earrings:

        I gave these earrings to my (adult) daughter as a "just because" gift. She wears them all the time and always receives compliments. They are funky with a bit of an edge, exactly how I would describe my daughter. We are both extremely satisfied with this purchase!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child

        Comment on this review

         
        1.0

        Set yourself free earrings

        By 

        from San Jose CA

        About Me Creative

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Something different
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Poor Quality
        • Very tanished

        Best Uses

        • It was going to be a gift

        Comments about Set Yourself Free Earrings:

        was going to be a gift but it came in very tanished and cheap looking.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        free at last!

        By 

        from brooklyn, ny

        About Me Modern, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Dazzles
        • Good Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual
          • Everyday
          • Night Out

          Comments about Set Yourself Free Earrings:

          this was a gift for my girlfriend who has the courage to be herself and express herself regardless of the constraints of polite society and corporate conformity. this is a perfect gift for the artists and dreamers who refuse to be silenced.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Very cute

          By 

          from Nashville, TN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Set Yourself Free Earrings:

              I gave these earrings to my twin sister for our 30th birthday and she LOVED them! I would definitely give these as a gift again - or buy them for myself!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Cute and fun!

              By 

              from Boston

              About Me Modern, Practical

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual
                • Everyday

                Comments about Set Yourself Free Earrings:

                These earrings are great! The handcuff is very realistic looking and recognizable - several people have commented on mine - can also make for an interesting conversation starter!
                Not at all bulky or heavy, but also not so delicate that I worry about damaging them.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Loved these errings...

                By 

                from Overland Park, KS

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Set Yourself Free Earrings:

                    I would "rock" these errings if i only had pierced ears! Loved them just wish they would have come in "clip-on".
                    I have sent them back & look forward to my TomTom cat necklace & Ticket book diary. I have collected tickets since 1975.
                    Thank you ...uncommongoods & my bff Callie Cullen!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    She loved them

                    By 

                    from Menifee, CA

                    About Me Practical, Stylish

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Stunning
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Business
                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Set Yourself Free Earrings:

                      I bought this for my niece, she's third year law student. She was selected to do an internship in the District Attorney's office. I thought these would be Appropriate.(lol) She was delighted and has gotten many compliments. Most unique, I'm very satisfied.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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