Mission Statement

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Every stone deserves a place to be. Especially when someone has gone out of their way to make it so, then, in doing so, later decides that something went wrong and the stone gets tossed to the side. Perhaps it wasn’t a stone at all, but someone thought it was, therefore it got cast out. Perhaps it is a piece of metal, borne of the scrap of 'ill refuse.'

Our mission is to show that each and every stone, no matter how mangled it is, no matter what it has seen in its better days, it shall have a place in our world, a place to show it’s own beauty before it returns to the big furnaces below where it will be melted, reformed, and remade into something new in the future; long after we are gone. After all, aren't we all living on borrowed time?

Just because it has been cast aside here, over and over, by hands searching for the perfect specimen; just because it has now become one of the “unchosen,” we have made a place for it in our world; because like stone, we, as people also have our own misfits and unchosen, and we are all here together in this world. There is truly a place for all.

It’s amazing when one thinks about it; the thing is: we have been led to believe that we are all perfect in our own way. The reality is that there are only a few absolutely perfect things in this world, and the rest of us?

Welcome to the MiSFiTS.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Welcome to the MiSFiTS - on Etsy

"My Valentine, My Valentine"
Beautiful Kambaba Jasper wirewrapped in copper in a Barbed Wire motif with an inverted heart, in double wires, one natural and one in green. This long necklace has been created in a rosary fashion with both sides joining above the pendant, with a single strand connecting the pendant to the "beefy"necklace chain. After the necklace was wire wrapped together, the green wire was then lightly burnished exposing the natural copper beneath the surface. Left image: handmade connectors illustrating the mini kambaba jasper stones with forged and burnished artwork and wire wrapping. Center image: the full necklace showing the actual length. Right image: the handmade and lashed clasp which has been added in an asymmetrical fashion, riding on the right side of the neck. A one-of-a-kind necklace, this MiSFiT will please you over and over again, when you wear it out day or night.

"Red, The Rectangle"
This pretty little orphaned red agate laid on my coffee table for month. with virtually no place to go, but I loved it so, the picture on it is quite beautiful, but it just wasn't large enough to be seen. It disappeared and then showed up in my kitchen only to vanish once again and finally show up on my dresser. It travels on its own so I decided it needed a necklace to cameo it . Forged copper with a curl, this necklace now hangs high on the neck where it can receive the glory it deserves!

"Little Sweet Greens"
Little Sweet Greens is a orphaned celery green lace agate with camel brown and creamy white markings. Copper curls above and below decorate this cute stone which rides on a coppery 18" snake chain.

Dollop, an odd little stone (actually we call it a mystery stone since no one really knows its makeup or origin) is a true MiSFiT for all intents and purposes. Someone drilled this pretty little dark green jasper stone in an off axis line and the result was that it never laid straight. The direction of the drill is at right angles to the shape of the stone, and even though it was tumbled and has a good polish, the shape did not allow for it to be shown properly, which is more than likely why it was discarded. Well, discarding it just won't do, so I wrapped it in copper and made a setting that forces the stone to lay the direction I want and I even put a swirl on the front to help show it off, then added a ball and bar coppery chain, for an accent;.

"18's All Around"

 I love bamboo jasper! This pretty bamboo jasper was an orphaned stone that I received as a gift in a package of supplies that I purchased. It has a nice Square pilow cut and, but it looks just like every other piece of bamboo jasper so I decided to spice it up by wrapping it like a present, in black wire, and then I added a squiggle to the surface. After that I burnished the squiggle to show the warm copper shade shining through, and added it on an ball and bar chain. This necklace get's its name because the bamboo jasper stone bead is 18x18mm, and it rides on an 18" chain, making it 18's all around!

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