The designs on the earrings show the connection and sharing between people and Communities. 'Sharing and Caring' is part of the Aboriginal culture so there was no need for words like "thank you" or "please" in Aboriginal languages.
The Gratitude earrings pay homage to this sentiment acknowledging that gratitude is something that is felt rather than said. Made with love on Wurundjeri Country. Designed for Jirra and Kalinya Communications.
About the Artist
Laura Thompson is a Gunditjmara woman and artist living and working in Melbourne. The designer and maker behind The Koorie Circle, Laura creates contemporary Aboriginal designed and inspired jewellery made from sustainable sourced timber.
Her collection has developed from a desire to make pieces that tell a story, celebrating the culture, history and identity of Aboriginal Australia. Painted and finished by hand, each piece bears the mark of its maker and is made to be worn with pride.
Based in Northcote, Melbourne on Wurundjeri land.
Made in Australia from Sustainable Bamboo, hypoallergenic surgical steel hooks.
Each Gratitude earring measures 40mm in width and 60mm in length. They are 1.5mm deep.