According to Greek mythology, Medusa was once a beautiful and irresistible mortal. However, her beauty captivated Poseidon and the myth describes him attacking Medusa and violating her trust. Enraged with jealousy, Athena transformed Medusa's beautiful hair into serpents and declared that anyone who locked eyes with her, would turn to stone. Perseus was sent to slay and behead Medusa to end her life, and upon her death, Pegasus emerged from her body. To this day, Medusa's powerful spirit still lives on in the stories passed down from generation to generation.
Snakes have always played a fundamental role in mythology and literature. Throughout time, these mystical creatures have come to symbolize fertility, creative life force, rebirth, transformation, and healing. Those that wear the Medusas say that they can feel the energy they hold and that they feel more powerful when they put them on!
The Medusas are entirely hand sculpted, detailed, and assembled by hand in Austin, TX by the incredible Meesha Farzaneh. No molds, cutters, or tracing are used to handmake this design.
The miniature version of the original Medusa Earrings! These little cuties weigh half as much as the regulars (.18 oz)! Perfect for those that still want to make a fierce statement, but can't wear large earrings.
The Mini Medusas are actually quite more challenging to hand-sculpt due to their tiny intricate coils and finer details. Despite the more challenging process, Meesha chose to price the minis similarly to the originals. Her pricing is not based on the size or the amount of raw materials, but the amount of time it takes her and her team to hand-sculpt each earring and meet the growing demand for this highly coveted design! This also offers a fair option for those that cannot rock the original size, to have a chance to try the size that suits their comfort level best.
Dimensions: 2.5 inches long at tallest point, 1 inch wide
Lightweight/flexible polymer clay
New & Improved!(Hypoallergenic)18K gold plated surgical steel french hooks