According to Greek mythology, Medusa was once a beautiful and irresistible mortal. However, her beauty captivated Poseidon and the myth describes him attacking Medusa and violating her trust. Enraged with jealousy, Athena transformed Medusa's beautiful hair into serpents and declared that anyone who locked eyes with her, would turn to stone. Perseus was sent to slay and behead Medusa to end her life, and upon her death, Pegasus emerged from her body. To this day, Medusa's powerful spirit still lives on in the stories passed down from generation to generation. My intention for these earrings is to symbolize
Snakes have always played a fundamental role in mythology and literature. Throughout time, these mystical creatures have come to symbolize fertility, creative life force, rebirth, transformation, and healing. Those that wear the Medusas say that they can feel the energy they hold and that they feel more powerful when they put them on! I created this design to ignite that fierce and unstoppable fire inside of us.
The Medusas are entirely hand sculpted, detailed, and assembled by hand in Austin, TX. No molds, cutters, or tracing are used to handmake this design.
Weight per earring: .39 oz (most can wear them for 5-7 hours without any discomfort)
Dimensions: 3.5 inches long at tallest point, 1.5 inches wide at widest point
- Lightweight/flexible polymer clay
- New & Improved! (Hypoallergenic)18K gold plated surgical steel french hooks
- Brass charms
Photography by Jacqueline Franquez (thewayward_wanderess), Jane Greer (@thejanegreer), Daniel Nguyen (@caffeineandgasoline.x), Lindsey Rademachir @putapoetry