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November 16, 2011
10:14 am
Chris Carter
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I came across this quote today by Jared Karnes, owner of Onetribe in Richmond, VA.

In times past, body jewelry was an investment – portable wealth that not only signified a tribal affiliation, but served as a convertible currency for giving gifts and trade. The concept of disposable body jewelry purely for aesthetic purposes in a consumerist economy, with no regard for material, source or construction is a very different and distinctly modern concept. I enjoy the idea that hand made, quality jewelry from timeless materials represents not only a historical perspective, but also an outward acknowledgement of respect to one’s body and self through the acquisition of quality, hand crafted items that involve time and skill on behalf of an artisan. It is a personal interaction between two people, a relationship between two bodies – a maker’s hands and the appreciation they see in the wear of their artwork by another beautiful human.

— Jared Karnes, Onetribe LLC

Where do you get your jewelry? Is there a reason you deal with them instead of someone else? What does your jewelry say about you?

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November 16, 2011
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I really like this quote and must confess i'd not thought of jewellery in this way before. I think i will in future!

My regular jewelley i get from a variety of sources, usually my piercer, and go for good quality.

My plugs and tunnels are a mixture of ones i have bought, which tend to be high quality 'fancy' items, which are something of a celebration of my achievement in the mod, or home made. Home made plugs have a whole different relationship to me. I started wood turning because of the difficulty getting large plugs in the UK a few years back, but now turn all sorts of things. When i wear them they are a reminder not only of the mod itself, but my learning a craft and persevering to gain skill. I also get quite a lot of comments and compliments about them, which is always nice for the ego!

Very few people have worn jewellery made by me, as it's a hobby not a profession, but i do get a buzz when i see that!

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
November 16, 2011
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Oakbear, I'd be interested in seeing jewelry that you've made. Not to throw this thread off topic, would you mind sharing a photo or two in a new thread? Maybe even telling us a little more about the experience of making your own jewelry? That would be very cool.

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November 16, 2011
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I'll try and be organised enough to get some pics done in the next few days!

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
November 16, 2011
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I prefer to purchase my jewelery from Evolve Body Jewelery Company (219 Broadway E. Seattle, WA 98102 in Laughing Buddha Tattoo, to be exact).  I choose to purchase here because I know this establishment is conscious of the materials that are used, where they come from (buying directly from the source), handcrafting the pieces on site, and it is a locally based/privately owned business.  These are all key components to gaining my respect and patronage for any business that I frequent (be it jewelery or otherwise).

 

I like to think that the pieces I purchase reflect my passion for maintaining a eco friendly conscious lifestyle as well as my diligent attempt to support local businesses while maintaining a respectful and understated appearance without compromising my choice to proudly display my piercings that represent, to me, my very existence through connection with my spiritual self…  All whilst looking damn good, of course ;)

November 16, 2011
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I don't really  have a specific place that I purchase my jewerly from.  I have a few different sites online that I purchase from regularly and I will sometimes purchase from The Fall Tattooing because that's where I get most of my mods from.

December 17, 2011
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I always go through a local shop called Mystic Body Metals. The owner is amazing to talk to, always friendly, and is very inexpensive with good quality. He backs his jewelry that he makes to where if it cracks or such he replaces it for free, given that it wasnt from natural wear and tear. I hope you guys will at least check out his merch.

http://www.facebook.com/mystic…..als?ref=ts

 

http://www.mysticmetalsbodyjewelry.com/ 

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December 30, 2011
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I have often thought about this and have not had been able to afford hand made jewlrey although i would have rather have that compared to what i usually get. I have had hand crafted jewlrey and i just love the energy I get from it.

"People living deeply have no fear of death." – Anais Nin
December 30, 2011
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I would love to get some hand crafted jewerly for those piercings of mine which I am no longer or never have stretched.  Its difficult to justify spending the cost on jewerly that I'll only really be able to wear for a few months, however.

January 6, 2012
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So far, I'v just gotten and bought what I could.

Hand crafted jewelry sparks my interest but I know of no one who knows how or could teach me. 

I like organics better then metal plugs, but around here, no one sells it.

January 7, 2012
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Ignacious, there's bound to be some woodturners near you, or maybe even a club.

You can also get good instructional books and videos, which whilst not the same as hands on help, can be a good start if you are stuck.

As for buying organics, i know it's nice to support a local vendor, but in their absence there are lots of good suppliers online.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
January 7, 2012
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Theres a lot of glass workers around here, but they work on making glass pipes, hookahs, etc.

I guess I will have to go to an online vendor though.

January 7, 2012
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If you're interested in making glass plugs, that sounds a great place to start. People like someone who shows an interest in their craft, and may be interested in new ideas or markets. They may also be willing to teach you, or offer courses etc.

Plug making, whilst it has some quirks about design, is not a skill it's own right. Woodturning, glass shaping etc are. To learn how to make plugs you need that craft first ideally, although for many (myself included) it comes as a result of wanting to make plugs.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
January 7, 2012
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Thats true, I'll give it a shot, I have a lot of free time on my hands, maybe I could talk them into teaching me a thing or two.

It be nice to learn anyways, my goal is to create a new kind of mod studio, and if I could also bring out hand made jewerly.. Ideas ideas. Thank ya'.

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