14 Cows Jewelry

International Women’s Day

14 Cows, artisan jewelry, handmade jewelry, promoting others, sterling silver, Story Art

March 8th is International Women’s Day
The IWD 2023 campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity

“Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society’s DNA. It’s critical to understand the difference between equity and equality.

It’s not just something we say. It’s not just something we write about. It’s something we need to think about, know, value and embrace. It’s what we believe in, unconditionally. Equity means creating an inclusive world.

Each one of us can actively support and embrace equity within our own sphere of influence. We can all challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion. Collective activism is what drives change. From grassroots action to wide-scale momentum, we can all embrace equity. Collectively, we can all forge positive change.” ~extracted from the IWD website


“Give Back” stud earrings by Half United

Half United: Siblings, Christian and Carmin Black founded Half United in 2009 as a way to merge their passion for fashion and philanthropy. Using recycled bullet castings, Half United’s unique jewelry designs empower consumers to fight against hunger. Each product purchased creates seven meals for a child in need. At the end of each month, Half United divides the number of meals raised equally between their local and global partners.

On Giving: It’s not what you give or how much you give… just give.
It seems like such a long time ago, 21 years, but we shall never forget. After learning of the devastation the United States suffered on September 11, 2001 the Masai of Kenya donated fourteen sacred cows to the US as a gesture of goodwill and healing. In honor of this generosity, Meeshka created the 14 Cows jewelry line as a way to give back. Proceeds are donated to benefit women and children in Kenya.


Signature 14 Cows jewelry set


Beautifully written and illustrated 14 Cows for America children’s book


Artwork for the 14 Cows jewelry line

New Designs Sneak Peek

artisan jewelry, Dead & Company, gemstone, Grateful Dead, handmade jewelry, honu, ocean, On The Bench, PITS, Playin' In The Sand, sterling silver, sugar skull, sun, turtle, Under The Sea, water

I’ve been working on some new pieces that aren’t up in the Shop yet and I wanted to share them with you! I’m super excited about this new direction.

They are available so let me know if you are interested. These beauties are perfect for your favorite Deadhead friend or for yourself if you are going to PITS* in Mexico next year. Or just because you love this look!

Also, as always, I would love to hear your thoughts!

Much Love,
~meeshka

 

Sterling silver sun with a faceted labradorite gemstone in the center. Pendant is approximately a 1.125″ diameter circle. Strung on a sterling silver beaded “ball” chain.

This labradorite has a beautiful blue flash!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sterling silver turtle (honu, terrapin) with a faceted peridot gemstone on the turtle’s back. Pendant is approximately 1.5″ x 1.5″ at it’s widest points. Strung on a sterling silver beaded “ball” chain.

Notice how the shell pattern shows through the peridot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sterling silver sugar skull (Stealie) with two jumping fishies and a faceted citrine gemstone. Pendant is approximately 1.75″ x 1.” at it’s widest points. Strung on a sterling silver faceted beaded “ball” chain.

All pieces are handmade and one-of-a-kind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*PITS is Playin’ In The Sand: Dead & Company at Riviera Cancun, Mexico; January 14-17, 2023

Work In Progress… Interrupted

Custom, gemstone, Love, On The Bench, UFO

Work In Progress

It seems like lately I’ve been preparing to make new jewelry, starting something, then moving on to something else. This isn’t my typical process so I’m a little befuddled.

Usually I have an image of what I want to create in my mind, I do a quick sketch, and then let the piece evolve on the bench as I go. It’s fun exploring “happy accidents” and  exciting to see the creation unfold.

I have managed to finish a couple of pieces recently, though. Here are a few pics.

Mother’s Day Necklace: sterling silver, calcydony, pearl, and oxidation

Mother’s Day Necklace: back of pendant with peek-a-boo heart cut out

UFO Pendant With Gemstones: sterling silver, rubies, tanzanites, sapphires, amethyst, pearls, peridot, aquamarine, and other gemstones

Circle Earrings: sterling silver and cubic zirconia

More new pieces coming soon!
Much Love,
Meeshka