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NEW Strawberry Gashes by monsterkookies NEW Strawberry Gashes by monsterkookies
*This is the new and improved strawberry gashes necklace with different leaves. I like this one a lot better!*

You may recognize the title as a song by Jack Off Jill, which is actually quite a good song. Now, I know the song is about something much different... but I took it literally, and made this.

There is a bit of a story behind this piece. For years and years, like this song suggests,

"Pale white skin with strawberry gashes all over..."

I was a victim of this for about 10 years, and it was to the point where the scars and wounds got so bad that I couldn't wear bathing suits without someone gasping in horror. I wanted to stop, immensely.

But more than anything, I wanted to bring awareness to this issue, namely because it is a growing problem in our young society.

This pendant stands for something important. The strawberry represents a flawless and beautiful surface, ripe and full of vibrance - it is YOU. The gashes are the flaws in which we inflict on ourselves when we feel hurt, lost, and alone.

It is to bring awareness that there is a problem amongst our youth, and that inflicting pain upon ourselves has almost become as common as crying and laughing.

There is another way. And the way isn't through the razor.

If you are wearing one, and someone asks what it means, tell them that it is to raise awareness of a growing problem in our young teens - let's talk about the problem, stop keeping it so taboo, and make people aware so that they know how to help those who need it.

Completely hand-sculpted from polymer clay.

Please note, to anyone who purchases one of these from my shop - a good portion of the profits made from each necklace goes towards the CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association). :)

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mychemforever Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is just amazingly beautiful, with a moving story behind it. I struggle with this problem a lot and I think this a beautiful way of representing it and the issues with it.I may have to buy one at some point :)
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thank-you so much! I currently have a few of them made, too!
mychemforever Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
youre very welcome :D when I have some money I will definitely think about buying one :D
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course! :)
mychemforever Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
rentintent Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice piece and touching back-story.
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you :)
CorterMoon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi there!
First off, I would like to say that your pieces are amazing!
I would like to invite you to take part in my group,
Crafty Nation's awareness and causes
challenge! This group is for all sorts of artisian crafters, and this contest
is about bringing awareness and change to the causes closest to your heart. Perhaps you've created
a piece and are giving your proceeds back from that to support an artist? That's awesome too!
We want all sorts of pieces!
The grand prize is 100 points and a feature on Crafty Nation's page, with whatever works and/or
you would like us to feature!
This is an opportunity to get your work, and a cause you care about seen by many!
If you would like to enter this, or any other piece of your work, please let me know, we would love
to have you in the contest!
Thank you!

~On behalf of Crafty-Nation
-Jennifer L. Corter
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome :) I'll check it out!
AntigoneBlack Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I love that song. Brave of you to share.
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