Shared Dreaming brings to life the unique artworks of Aboriginal artists from all over Australia. Our vision is to promote a wide variety of Aboriginal artists so our collection is ever-growing. Every piece has a beautiful story. By gifting or wearing Shared Dreaming jewellery, you are standing with the Aboriginal people and celebrating the creative beauty of the stories and art they have to share with the world. They are for sure a great conversation starter.
This item is a joint work with Kerry Madawyn McCarthy who lives in Darwin. Add sophistication and elegance to any outfit with this meaningful unique piece of jewellery. Designed and handmade in Australia, it will be sent in an elegant gift box with an information leaflet (story associated with the artwork featured, name of the artist who will receive 10% royalties, instructions to make to size when possible, care).
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This bangle is a unique piece crafted from a special stainless steel that offers you the flexibility to adjust it to your desired size with ease. Simply apply gentle pressure to squeeze it smaller or gently pull to open it for a perfect fit. It retains its original shape while becoming uniquely yours.
Crafted from high-quality epoxy resin, our jewelry pieces are a testament to our exceptional artistic process. We employ a one-of-a-kind technique, delicately embedding Dutch gold or silver leaf, resulting in truly distinctive creations.
Not only are our pieces remarkably unique, but they also offer an exquisite blend of lightness and durability. This unique combination ensures that our jewelry is not only a joy to wear but also a statement of lasting beauty.
Born in 1975 at Daly River, south of Darwin, Kerry Madawyn McCarthy was brought up in the local community, learning the ways of non-indigenous society, while maintaining a deep respect for and understanding of Aboriginal laws and traditions of her country. In 1994, at the suggestion of her aunt, Kerry started to paint. Originally very traditional, Kerry s style changed to include subjects more widely associated with Aboriginal tradition. She was influenced by her grandfather and by her spending 2 years in the bush at her mother s home country. This Dreaming comes from the Daly River. A man was an excellent fisherman, admired by all in his tribe as he would provide not only for his family but also for others. All the women admired his skills. Jealousies started to surface. One night while he was fishing, some men threw his own fishing net over him. The man struggled and rolled, trying to extract himself but the net wound itself tighter and tighter. He was then thrown into the river. His spirit left his body and the men hung him, still wrapped in the fishing net, from a tree. His wife grew worried and went out looking for him. When she found him, she wrapped herself in her own fishing net and rolled into the river. Her spirit left her body and she could join her husband. When the people of the tribe found her, they hung her next to the body of her husband. One can see where their skin comes through the nets, bulging out in squares. It was in this way that the salt water crocodile came to the Top End. The story goes that they did not die. They turned into salt water crocodiles that continue to reproduce.
A 10% royalty on all sales is credited to the Artists
Every piece is carefully crafted to order, offering you a diverse range of options. This approach aligns with our commitment to sustainability, as we eliminate excess stock and prioritize your unique preferences.