made in collaboration with the plants and animals of Oakland, California (and beyond)

Crowgift Jewelry is a collaboration between me — Jessica — and some of my favorite plant and animal neighbors.

I take fallen leaves and washed-ashore kelp and molted feathers and also I take photographs of my birdie associates, and I use these to make gifts from my neighborhood, and from the places beyond my neighborhood that I love.

I make them because these are the objects I crave wearing and the pieces of jewelry I have dreams about.

And I don’t know, it’s just a guess, but maybe when you take a quiet moment before the day really starts, and you ask yourself, "Whatcha need, sweetie?" you remember that crow perched on the street sign, yelling, "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and you're like: same.

Or maybe you just wanna close your eyes and feel something smooth and weighty between your fingers -- warm because your body warmed it, because you're alive.


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