The Shop: Wild Oregon Jewelry and Spoonie Awareness Earrings
THE JEWELRY SHOP
Wild Oregon Jewelry Co. and Spoonie Awareness Earrings
by FindingOutFibro aka Jessi Chval
Hi, Jessi here! Selling my jewelry is a new adventure for me, but I’ve been making earrings since I could hold a pair of needlenose plyers. For my Spoonie Awareness Earrings, I am thrilled to be combining my passion for shedding light on the reality of chronic illness with my love of jewelry-making. If these earrings ignite a conversation with even one person about your experience living with mental or physical illnesses, that is thrilling, and it gives me and this business endeavor a purpose.
Despite the arthritis in my hands, this is something I can do, and will continue to do. It’s soothing, in an art therapy kind of way, and maddening, in an art kind of way, and I love it. Fortunately, unlike my other hobby, painting, I also discovered that beading is a craft that I can do entirely from my bed if need be. That is a game-changer for me, as I am often too ill to sit up for long periods of time. Making jewelry now feeds my need to have a creative outlet, and hopefully will help to actually put food on the table, too.
The profits from the below pieces will go to support my ongoing healthcare needs, such as new treatments, transportation, physical therapy, monthly prescriptions, and basic living expenses. My only income at the moment is Food Stamps and it’s a tough place to be in when I need to spend so much on medical costs and have no ability to do so. My rent up until January is covered, but after that I need to be able to contribute $400/month for housing, which is daunting in my already precarious position. I am optimistic and hopeful that if I work hard and create quality pieces I will be able to gain some ground on my financial situation, but if you would be willing to share this page, that would be such a huge help!
This shop will be updated frequently with new jewelry, including both Wild Oregon pieces and Spoonie Awareness creations. You can feel assured that your purchases are safe, as they are all processed through PayPal. You don’t even need an account to use the secure system, just a debit or credit card works too.
Shipping is free to the United States. Unfortunately, I cannot ship outside of the US at this time as it is too expensive.
Thank you for purchasing or sharing jewelry from this page, I very much appreciate your support!
Wild Oregon Jewelry
CHRONIC ILLNESS AWARENESS EARRINGS
I hope the Spoonie Awareness Earrings can help break down stigma by starting important conversations about mental and physical health, and about how we treat those with invisible illnesses. Even though our diseases and conditions are often invisible, we do not have to be invisible, and we definitely do not have to be silent. My wish is that by sparking communication in an genuine way, those with chronic illness may feel empowered to speak their truth.
I sell one-of-a-kind earrings created with Czech glass, semi-precious stones, and ceramic beads, each in colors that represent your unique battle against chronic illness. If you desire a color or combination of colors that is not currently in stock, I would be more than happy to create a pair or several pairs specifically for you. Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to let me know what you are looking for. If minimalism is more your style, the silver-plated ribbons and spoons also come styled simply on hypoallergenic earwires. Spoons are about 3/4in long and ribbons are about 1/2in.
Hope Awareness Ribbon Earrings
Minimalist Silver Spoonie Charm Earrings
I am working hard to get more colors and styles into the shop every week, often daily. Keep checking back, or send me an email in the contact form at the bottom of this page if you would like a color that is currently not shown.
AWARENESS COLORS AND THEIR MEANINGS:
Purple – Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Epilepsy/Seizures, Alzheimer’s, Chiari Malformation, ADD, ADHD, Animal Abuse, Arnold-Chiari Malformation (alt teal), Chronic Pain, Colitis (alt blue), Crohn’s Disease (alt blue), Cystic Fibrosis, Domestic Violence (Alt Teal & Purple), Epilepsy (alt Lavender), Fibromyalgia (alt Cranberry), Fibromyalgia in Men, Harmony, Homelessness, Leiomyosarcoma, Lupus (alt orange), Macular Degeneration, Mesh Survivor, Mucolipidosis, Neuropathy Awareness, No Unattended kids in Cars, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis (Chronic), Religious Tolerance, Rett Syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Sjogren’s Syndrome
Teal / Light Blue / Turquoise – Dysautonomia/POTS, Ovarian/Cervical Cancer, All Chronic Illness, Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), Agoraphobia, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, Batten Disease, Chiari Malformation (alt purple), Dissociative Identity Disorder, Food Allergies, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Martin-Bell Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Rape, Sexual Assault, Addison’s Disease, Behcets Disease, Fragile X Syndrome, Hoarding, Marker X Syndrome, Cushing Syndrome, DiGeorge Sequence, Grave’s Disease. Hyperaldosteronism, Hydrocephalus, Klinefelter’s Syndrome, Lymphedema, Scleroderma, Shprintzen Syndrome, Thyroid Disease, Trisomy 18, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) (alt Pink & Blue), Interstitial Cystitis (alt Blue), and Velo-Cardio Facial Syndrome.
Orange – Leukemia (alt green), Lupus (alt purple), Melanoma (alt black), Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Carcinoma), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD)/ Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Self Injury, Sensory Processing Disorder, Spinal Cancer, and Prader-Willi Syndrome
Red – AIDS/HIV, Apert’s Syndrome, Bronchiolitis Obliterans (BOS), Burn Victims, Cardiovascular Disease, Congenital Heart Defects (alt red & blue), Congenital Heart Disease (alt red & blue), Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Diamond Blackfan Anemia, Dysautonomia (alt teal), Epidermolysis Bullosa, Factor XI Deficiency, Hemophilia, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Lymphoma (alt lime), MADD, Marfan Syndrome, Stroke, Substance Abuse, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Tuberculosis, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Wegener’s Granulomatosis and Wolf-Parkinson-White.
Green / Lime / Mint – Gastroparesis (GP), Lyme Disease, Adrenal Cancer, BiPolar Disorder, Bone Marrow Donation, Bronchiolitis Obliterans (BOS), Cerebral Palsy, Depression, Fanconi’s Syndrome, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, Glaucoma, Kidney Cancer & disease, Kidney Donation, Leukemia (alt orange), Mental Health, Mental Illness Awareness, Mitochondrial Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Neural Tube Defects, Neurofibromatosis, Organ Donation, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, Spinal Cord Injury and research, Tourette’s Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Celiac Disease, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease, Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis, Genetic Disorders and Ivemark Syndrome, Lymphoma, Liver Cancer (alt yellow).
Yellow / Gold – Adenosarcoma, Bladder Cancer, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Endometriosis, Ewing’s Sarcoma, Gulf War, Liver Cancer (alt green), Liver Disease, Myxoid Liposarcoma, Osteosarcoma, Sarcoma, Spina Bifida, Suicide Awareness, Appendix Cancer, and Complementary / Alternative Medicine,
Silver – Brain Disabilities, Brain Disorders, Campaign for the Brain, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), Disabled Children, Dyslexia, Elderly Abuse, Encephalitis, Niemann-Pick, Parkinson’s Disease, Schizophrenia, Sciatic Pain, VACTERL & Young Onset Parkinson’s Association (YOPA)
Blue – Alopecia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Apraxia, Arthritis, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Child Abuse, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis (alt purple), Colon Cancer (alt brown), Colorectal Cancer (alt brown), Crime Victim’s Rights, Crohn’s Disease (alt purple), Cru du Chat Syndrome, Dysautonomia (alt teal), Dystonia, Erb’s Palsy, Familial Polyposis, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Hydrocephalus (US), Huntington’s Disease, Ichthyosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Krabbe’s Disease, Histiocytosis/ Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, Leukodystrophies, Myositis, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (IO), Pompe Disease, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), Transverse Myelitis, and Mastocytosis.
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