I made this pair of earrings last summer using South America nuts (the large tagua nuts with the inscribed swirl, African paper (the small wrapped paper beads), and Asian metal (the earwires, made in China, like too much of what I buy...).
To me this spiral pattern has always symbolized life's long and winding road.
I wore them today for a shopping expedition with my daughter Phoebe whose life goals involve traveling the world, exploring languages and cultures, and making connections with people around the globe. She'll turn 20 next month. A long and windy road awaits.