Love is Kind Project
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Love is kind.
It’s a simple yet powerful concept. While it seems commonsense, according to statistics compiled by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. They are not alone. While 85% of reported cases are women, 15% are men. Domestic violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime. Sadly, only 34% of those injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.
There are great organizations in the US to help with escape, and they require equally great amounts of resources to help in that process.
I decided I wanted to do something to help, so I looked up organizations both local to my Kansas City area and also in the US. I wanted to raise not only funds, but awareness as well.
I thought about what I could do personally to help on both fronts, and these pendants are the result. I decided I would simply share a gentle reminder with everyone who sees them that love is kind.
I selected the gemstones and elements with care:
Rhodonite is listed as a stone of both grace and elegance, and is said to decrease anxiety and increase attention to detail. Helping with self-love, it is listed as a stone of inner growth that helps the heart chakra and opens one to unconditional love.
Rose Quartz is known as a love stone with an energy of compassion and peace, healing and comfort.
Crystal acts as an amplifier.
The wire is hypoallergenic nylon-coated steel which is resilient, light-weight, and does not discolour the skin. The findings are high-grade sterling silver.
The porcelain pieces are hand formed and drilled, smoothed and glazed.
The message is written by hand using precious metal lustres of platinum, yellow gold, or copper and then fired into place with another trip through the kiln.