Circus earrings Circus Freak Bearded Lady Circus Jewelry mixed media jewelry

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A word about "Circus Freaks".....

My items featuring folks referred to as "Circus Freak" are meant to honor and remember the people and their struggles. These people are an inspiration. These were people who, usually, had some sort of difference present since birth and overcame terrible odds, building a life for themselves in the face of incredible adversity. People with birth anomalies had painfully few options in the 1800's---the most common being Circus life or an asylum, the latter being the stuff of nightmares.

The Circus, then, became an option to create a family, have some security in the world and some level of acceptance.

These folks, though long gone, can teach us to accept ourselves and others and to rise above whatever we think may hold us back. And to remember that "family" can be the people we choose to have in our lives--who we love and who love us back.

May we all be such "freaks".

Starting with sheet steel, I affix and finish a paper image on to the surface with image transfer gels. The image is now UV protected and water resistant.
Earrings are finished with handcrafted earwires.

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