Ix Balam Power Medicine Earrings| Back to the Ancestors
From the signature line "Back to the Ancestors" these pair of earrings were created in 2017 as the first ofrenda to the ancestors that came to me in my dreams. I dreamt of rotten ofrendas, the temples of Teotihuacan, and the Maya twins Xbalanque and HunahPu. The creation of this body of work has lead me on an unbelievable journey back to the motherland and the reclamation of my name and path. All of the jewelry in this line has been blessed at sacred sites, ceremony, and in danza over their 6 year pilgrimage. This body of work marks a beginning to the line of work I will be pursuing here onward.
These earrings were elaborated using traditional jewelry smithing, etching, and electroforming to create. They feature the etched and hand-drawn image of a Balam (Jaguar) patina'd with a beautiful oxidization and sealed. They are fully one piece, with dangling Moqui Ball Halves, Smokey Quartz and garnet (a symbol of ancestral love and blood). They feature a niobium hooks (Unalloyed niobium is highly biocompatible just like titanium and thus is non-allergenic).
These earrings are Power Pieces, designed to help you embrace your creative power over your life, they are reminders of the magic around the corner, and to use your other senses in the dark. The concept of these earrings was an exploration of the medicine man. You are taking home a piece of art, and a piece of my heart. Blessings.