Bartering was originally a way to get around the fact your crops hadn’t cashed in just yet. In modern day times more of a way to prevent extra interest mounting on your credit card and to do trades with creative friends. A jeweler that I found on Etsy and I did a swap recently, she took the marvelous Leslie in black:
and I got this fantastic ring – Persephone’s Jewel
I love the weight of the piece, the blackened colour and the ‘gem’ inset.
The designer is Blood Milk – aka JL Schnabel. PA based and drawn to sorrow, death, religion, the macabre, Victorian, fables and art. Beautiful quality work and careful and thoughtful design.