EMPOWERED RING - Statement Ring - Made to Order - Art In Motion Jewelry & Metal Studio
EMPOWERED RING - Statement Ring - Made to Order - Art In Motion Jewelry & Metal Studio
EMPOWERED RING - Statement Ring - Made to Order - Art In Motion Jewelry & Metal Studio
EMPOWERED RING - Statement Ring - Made to Order - Art In Motion Jewelry & Metal Studio
EMPOWERED RING - Statement Ring - Made to Order - Art In Motion Jewelry & Metal Studio
EMPOWERED RING - Statement Ring - Made to Order - Art In Motion Jewelry & Metal Studio
EMPOWERED RING - Statement Ring - Made to Order - Art In Motion Jewelry & Metal Studio
EMPOWERED RING - Statement Ring - Made to Order - Art In Motion Jewelry & Metal Studio
EMPOWERED RING - Statement Ring - Made to Order - Art In Motion Jewelry & Metal Studio
EMPOWERED RING - Statement Ring - Made to Order - Art In Motion Jewelry & Metal Studio
EMPOWERED RING - Statement Ring - Made to Order - Art In Motion Jewelry & Metal Studio
EMPOWERED RING - Statement Ring - Made to Order - Art In Motion Jewelry & Metal Studio

EMPOWERED RING - Statement Ring - Made to Order

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Most of my rings have hidden meaning or reason behind their design. I create my best work and most unique pieces while being what I call unconscious. To better explain this state of creativeness it’s almost like being in a trance.
My awareness of my surroundings is hindered by closing my studio doors and listing to music. My mind is adrift and my hands are simply moving as if on their own. The end result of the piece is as much of a surprise to me as it is to all of you.
I become the puppet to my creative higher self and in those moments, I am truly at peace and free. Hence my use of the term FREEFLOW Design. This design came out of nowhere but, I felt compelled to make it and tell my story. I recently attended my oldest daughter’s wedding and my ex was there. We haven’t spoken in many years. A flood of emotions came rushing back. Things I worked through and things I worked to forget.
The story in the comments of this post, I hope will help at least one of you.
If you will notice most of my rings have a tiny boll or details underneath the band at your palm. This is not by mistake and it's a loud and clear voice! Your personal reminder each time you touch it.
•You are worthy.
•You are strong.
•You are Powerful.
•You are beautiful.
•You are smart.
•You are not a victim.
I incorporate them into my designs for a lot of reasons. But here's my main reason, my why...
I spent 18 years in a relationship and marriage with a narcissistic partner, that became ever increasingly abusive in order to keep me as his property. I was 15 when we met naive and innocent. I was 28 with 3 beautiful children when I finally escaped, yes, I said escaped! Because, until you’ve lived in fear, self-doubt and ashamed, always waiting for the next eruption and constantly walking on eggshells. You really can’t comprehend what I’m describing. I had become a shell of my former self. I felt nothing. I was so accustomed to living this way that I didn’t know it was not the norm. I was kept secluded and we had relatively no friends. I had a beautiful home and nice cars, he was educated and I gave up everything, full scholarships to multiple colleges for swimming. Because I loved him, I couldn’t stand to be away from him. My parents tried everything they could to get me away from him. I was even sent to live with family in the mountains of NM. But he drove to get me. At the time I thought he was my knight in shining armor, there to rescue me. We were married when I was 19 pregnant with our daughter and she was born when I was 20. The verbal and mental abuse then started. I signed a document of ownership and not a marriage license. By 22 I was pregnant with our son and by 26 pregnant with our 2nd son. I secretly filed a case with CPS a couple of times looking for help. What a joke… They sent us to counseling, and I caught hell for opening my mouth. His abuse escalated. “Let me make one thing clear here, he never hit me! He choked me, he threw me over tables, he slammed me into doors and walls, etc. but he never hit be!” Because I had never experienced or seen abuse I thought since he never hit me it wasn’t abuse! The mental and verbal abuse I feel is far more debilitating than physical abuse. Your bruises heal but the scars you can’t see are forever there. I basically had convinced myself that as long as he wasn’t hurting the children and they never saw anything it was okay. Wrong!!!
Fast forward I dreamed of finding a peaceful place far away where he couldn’t find us. I began trying to plan our escape, I was a stay at home mother with no income and no formal education. My self-esteem was at an all-time low. I never left the children alone with him and for the most part he was not home. Things took a turn for the worse one afternoon and he hurt our son while as my daughter watched. He claims he was just trying to pick him up off the ground “with his foot” Bastard! My son ran inside screaming and crying showing me his ribs where daddy had kicked him with my daughter hysterical believing it was her fault. They were 6 & 8. By the time my husband bolted inside to defend his actions… I had 911 on speaker, telling them what just happened and informing my husband you have 5 min. to get out of the house, it’s over I am filling assault charges against you. I stayed on the phone while 2 officers where dispatched and took down our story. I never looked back after that! I packed up the children and their clothes and we left. I moved in with my parents until I could get back on my feet. I went to a woman’s crises center for abuse counselling. I listened to their stories and I could identify with many of them. For the first time in many years I didn’t feel alone and I knew I could tell what was really happening in our marriage because from the outside we were the perfect pretty family.
My self-confidence started returning. I got a job at my attorney’s office. I became a safe house for other mothers and their children who needed an emergency place to stay. I spent the next 2.5 years in a nasty divorce and fighting him for custody of our children. (who he said he didn’t want but he just wanted to see me break) He was arrested 5 times for breaking and entering my house, doing bodily harm, stalking, and theft. I have a protective order against him for the rest of my life. An unprecedented ruling but so needed. I spent years healing. I’m still healing and I don’t think I will truly ever be healed completely. But I understand so much more about myself at 52 than I ever did at 22. I understand that I’m much stronger than he ever thought and I’m much smarter than he told me. I’m worth loving. I am allowed to expect respect. I am allowed to feel. I am allowed to have an opinion and speak my truth.
If you’ve stayed with me this far, I truly hope you can draw from my experience what you need. My story is about overcoming self-doubt and finding that part of your soul that sings happy songs. I gave myself permission to never show a fake emotion for the sake of hiding pain inflicted by others. For pain is still pain, no matter the degree we feel. I may not have physical scars you can see, but they are still there and ever healing.
My EMPOWERED RINGS are my daily reminder of what I have not only overcome but what I have achieved to get where I am. I feel the ball underneath to remind myself of how strong I am. I am proud of myself and my accomplishments and I love who I am today. I have absorbed everything that was done to me and just like how a diamond is formed under the sheer pressure of the earth. Something new and pristine and flawless to the eye. A diamond is formed.
At least 10% “more if I can afford it” of the sales of this ring will be donated to the Woman’s Crisis Center.

 

Details: Sterling Silver. Fine Silver, 14Kgf, and oval cubic zirconia. 

PLEASE ORDER THE SIZE YOU NEED TO HAVE MADE FOR YOU.

Made to Order piece can take up to 2 weeks to create and ship.

As with all of my jewelry, I only use the highest quality materials in my work. Please be aware that each piece of jewelry I make by hand and starts out as a sheet of raw metal. You can expect slight variations or inclusions, thus adding to the uniquely original, soulful, and luxurious feel of each piece. 

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Cheryl