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Featured Design: DIANA Roman Goddess of the Moon

The piece is inspired by the mythology behind its recipient’s name, DIANA, Roman Goddess of the Moon. Unlike other fixed jewelry designs, our interchangeable pieces are both more economical, as well as more versatile as gifts for special occasions, holidays, and other celebrations. Because each set may be continuously personalized over time – simply by adding more pieces (and sometimes even trading them for new ones through our Material Metamorphosis program) – each set is as mutable and adaptive as its wearer’s imagination. Lace Exoskeleton was created to give women a sustainable, and spiritually meaningful alternative to disposable trend-based fashions – with designs that empower each woman to interactively write her very own fashion statement – without sacrificing style, novelty, options, or individuality. Unlike the majority of other modular jewelry designs available to contemporary consumers – which actually offer very limited “customization” options – our design offers personalization options that adapt ypur jewelry to fit any outfit or occasion.

The remarkable versatility and sustainability of this design stems from its ability to be broken down into smaller wearable pieces, that (much like DNA or atoms, molecules, etc.) may be infinitely recombined into novel configurations. Breaking the necklace design down into multiple interchangeable pieces – or “layers” – maximizes the number of possible combinations that can be worn. This is done everyday with clothing – though we no longer view this as a major cultural innovation.

REDISCOVER YOUR EXPONENTIAL FASHION POTENTIAL! ❤

Personalization is about both utility and aesthetic qualities – and not only are the charms and embellishments entirely interchangeable on a day to day basis – but so is the actual genre or category of jewelry itself. To illustrate, the chain base strand within the necklace design may be reconfigured as a chain anklet. The crystal insert strand in the necklace becomes a crystal bracelet. And lastly, the detachable charm may be worn on any of the three different designs – or excluded entirely if desired. Even more potential designs emerge because each charm is easily layered and stacked onto your design – giving you amazing color-matching super-power that doesn’t quit! We invite you to engage in continuous creative expression on a daily basis – satisfying this important spiritual need – while avoiding unsustainable trends that emphasize disposable products, that lose their novelty quickly and fail to engage the human desire for connection and story-telling.

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Featured Design: JULIE is a Star!

Building Techniques 101: An Illustrated Guide to Building Anklets, Bracelets and Necklaces

Exponential Fashion Potential

Somewhere Over the Rainbow…

Color trends will never again leave you stranded with an obsolete, outdated piece! With our interchangeable strands in 28 different colors (not including our seasonal and special edition palettes), you can adapt your color choices to correspond with any trend or color fad. And an extra bonus: You can match every stubborn magenta bridesmaid dress – without investing in a whole new set of jewelry pieces… How does this work? Well, because the chain base strand and charms are detachable, you only need one full set to create necklaces, bracelets and anklets. Thus, the more strands you buy, the more color options you have – and your look can never go out of style again!

Featured Design: EMILY Rocks!

For ALL Lunar Lunatics…

The unearthly nature of moonlight – alternating between phases of shadowy darkness and crystal-clear brilliance – has inspired both awe and fear, leading to a variety of diverse lunar myths. The word “lunatic” is related to the belief that moonlight – especially during the full moon phase – induces madness. This superstition may in part reveal the origins of many nocturnal monsters – especially those of the shape-shifting variety (werewolves, vampires, etc.).

 

“Selene, circle of gleaming gold, daughter of radiant belted Helios…”

-Euripides

“Celine thee moon, that is the most revered of stars, THE EYE of NIGHT…”

-Aeschylus

“Rosy-fingered Selene after sunset, surpassing all the stars (astra), and her light spreads alike over the salt sea and the flowery fields; the dew is shed in beauty, and roses bloom, and tender chervil and flowery meillot.”

-Sapphos

“She is the ruler of tides of flux and reflux. The waters of the Great Sea answer unto her, likewise the tides of all earthly seas, and she ruleth the nature of woman.”

-Dion Fortune

“There are two things you cannot hide for very long – the moon, and the truth.”

-Proverb

Our ability as humans to observe, record, and “keep” time is thought to have evolved from the lunar phases. As one of the few natural patterns that repeats itself both frequently enough, and visibly enough to allow early humans to grasp its cyclical nature – the waxing and waning of the moon offered a predictable rhythm – that could in turn be compared to other natural rhythms. With each half of the cycle punctuated by a dramatic visual extreme – the brilliant full moon and the dark, shadowy new moon – the lunar cycle echoes the same dark to light transition characteristic of night and day. As an intermediate between fairly “obvious” short-term cycles in nature (e.g., night & day; warm & cold seasons: wet & dry periods) – and less obvious long-term cycles (e.g., months; years; planetary orbits, etc.) – the lunar phases gave humans the perfect reference point to begin calculating “time” as a cycle. Like the Rosetta Stone, the lunar phases gave humans the key knowledge to identify thousands of related patterns that would otherwise remain unobservable. With a high level of continuity and consistency over time, the lunar cycle could be isolated and understood fairly easily. It is this ideal combination of ambiguity and certainty, unknown and known, obscure and obvious that make certain patterns accessible – and others entirely out of reach. The search for this “sweet spot” will always define our existence as living beings; however, when we have finally mastered the essence of ALL LIFE (not just our own), we will realize that reciprocity, interconnectedness, symbiosis, and equality are the ULTIMATE “sweet spot” for all creatures. And everything in life will feel “just right…”

Lunar Eclipse: The Dark AND Bright Side of the Moon