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).
What Size Is This Bracelet?
Our cuff is the epitome of one-size-fits-all convenience. It arrives with user-friendly instructions, enabling you to adjust it to your perfect size in just 20 seconds.
The best part? You can resize it as frequently as you like, making it incredibly versatile. Whether you prefer to wear it over long sleeves in winter or with a lighter outfit, all you need is a cup of boiling water to make it fit your style seamlessly.
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. She is coming now Kalang-balak (my Mother), Terrikil calls out. When using the word she, Kalang-balak is referring to the sea as a woman or of female being. The sea is boss. The sea is the creator. She is Mother. In the beginning, she gave way to make land. She created the moon, sun, plants, animals, rivers, creeks, waterholes and lastly, she created the stars, to keep her company at night. The Sea has always been a central part of the Wadjigan people and their creation story. She is respected and loved. She is strong but gentle, just like Kalang-balak. In this painting, the blues represents the sea, the creator - the beginning. She wanted to share her love with others, so she created the sun, the moon and earth. Then the plants, animals, rivers and creeks followed and lastly the stars to keep her company every night. In our language - Batjamalh, the word for woman is Ngawulang. The word for sea is Ngalgin.
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.