This is one hell of a statement necklace – inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's famous Dissenting Collar, which she wore to signal her condemnation of a decision (and also the day after Trump was elected).
It is made up of 13 separate pieces attached to the main 'I dissent' collar, with the words from her following quotation:
"Dissents speak to a future age. It's not simply to say, 'My colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way.' But the greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually over time their views become the dominant view. So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today, but for tomorrow."
This design is a new departure for me. These are handcrafted and labour intensive to make: each piece is cut, glued and finished by me, and each one is made to order, hence the higher price.
These are adjustable to three lengths, but please get in touch if you know the exact length you would like it. They come in an attractive presentation box and would make excellent gifts.
The necklace measures approx. 15cm. (6in.) across and 14cm. 51/2 in. in length.
The shortest fastening is 46cm. (18in.) and there are two further fastening circles at 5cm. (2in.) intervals. It is made of two layers of 3mm acrylic and weighs about 70grams.
£10 from the sale of every Dissenter's Collar necklace will go to Women for Refugee Women – a UK-based charity that supports women who are seeking asylum and challenges the injustices they experience.