The Ethics Of Jewelry

I want my jewelry work to reflect my ethics and values. You may notice some changes In my jewelry. I have made a point not to use bone in my previous work (with one exception because I was convinced it was a "found" object) I did however use leather and that will no longer be the case going forward.

I mean, think about it for a minute. We don't wear fur anymore. Why is it okay to wear one animals skin but not another. Just because we find one cute and furry? Leather is the skin of an animal. That's gross, right?  


I have come to realize as with bone and my previous feeling about it, leather is also from a living breathing creature who wants to live and has a right to live in peace without suffering. And not knowing how that animal died or suffered within it's life and death, the fact is that leather does hold very negative energy. Even if you are not vegan, I would not recommend wearing it for that very reason. 

 

However my reasons for not using leather go much deeper than that. I have come to see that animals like us have lives worth living and do not deserve the life we've bestowed on them. They deserve to live in peace and without fear or suffering. 

 

If not for the animals, then for your health or for the health of the planet. There are so many reasons for going Vegan. 

 

Once you stop and look around you'll see that animals are exploited in countless ways that can be prevented. 

 

Are you against testing on animals? Do you know what brands of cosmetics still test on animals? Find out. You'd be surprised. 

 

March 25th  will be my "veganiversary". I can hardly believe it has only  been a year that I decided to go vegan. It feels like such a natural part of my life that has always been there. Dormant maybe? Just under the surface.

 

 I have always considered myself an animal lover. Going vegan for me, is putting my values into action. Every meal, every day of my life now, I know that I don't have to kill or harm animals in order to thrive

 

And that feels damn good! If you are interested in seeing how this can work for you, please checkout the 22 day challenge.

 

And if you need more inspiration, I have a TON. Please message me if you want more info from me. Or Checkout James Aspey's page and videos. He's got answers to all the questions you might have. http://www.jamesaspey.com.au/

 

Honestly, it's the best thing I have ever done. I don't regret it for a second. 

 

Connect with me on Pinterst for more inspiration.  https://www.pinterest.com/artsouljewelry/boards/

 

You can change the world. 

One meal at a time.


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