Earthy · Ethereal · Handmade
Unfettered Adornment is a slow jewelry company focusing on quality materials, craftsmanship, and design. Each piece of jewelry is fabricated by hand, starting with simple sheet metals & wire. We thoughtfully select natural, untreated stones, and incorporate them into our unique wearable art.
In a time when the dominant worldview values new technology, machinery, and mass production - we find the purest joy in the return to our humanity by creating pieces one by one at the bench, using torch and simple metalsmithing tools.
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Nature plays with the hidden yet seen,
is delicate yet protective,
compassionate yet fierce -
So too can we embrace the beauty of contrast.
Our favorite power piece. A fluorite octahedron floats ethereally, suspended in silver. As light shines through the stone during the light of day, the textured square of silver beneath radiates the colored reflections from the crystal. Hisoku translates from Japanese as 'secret color', speaking to Fluorite’s visibility in ultraviolet light.
Adornments hold facets of our spirit. They resonate with personal & collective memories, experiences, dreams, goals. They are relationships to keep and maintain, shifting & growing with time. The power adornments hold is in our relationship with them : our associations with the color of a stone, or the feeling of a silhouette. Tangible elements return us to nostalgic moments, or of memories that bring us home. Adornments are tools. It's up to us how we use them.