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"The Metaphysic Society delighted in meaningful eccentricities. They would place quotes from their most prized tomes in laboratory test tubes and affix them to their persons, to encourage the alchemy of thought to flourish and better the wearer."

Plastic tubes containing an inspirational quote from a writer contemporary to Queen Victoria's reign.

The following information as well as the featured quote was found on quotesdaddy.com (thankyou!)

"Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, philosopher, poet, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement in the early 19th century. His teachings directly influenced the growing New Thought movement of the mid 1800s.

'Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.' "

The printing was done using a Canon inkjet printer on 90g embossed parchment-like paper.

I source many of my supplies locally, supporting charity shops (goodwill) that help children in need, care of the elderly and support wellbeing for families affected by serious illness. I regularly spend time hunting for pre-loved and vintage treasures which are then disassembled, re-envisioned and recombined with a few new parts.

When you buy an item from The Navigatrix, know that it has been designed to help you feel good about yourself. You are helping to support worthy causes. You're contributing to a small family's income (Thankyou!) and you are re-affirming this artist's sense of success and self worth. I just thought I'd let you know how grateful I am for that. It really makes a huge difference.
Wishing you Happiness, Health and all kinds kinds of Wealth,

Sally-Ann ♡

The Navigatrix never makes the same thing twice as found, upcycled and remnant materials are mostly used.

Shipping: UK - I will send it by Royal Mail First Class unless a Signed For or Special Delivery (next day, tracked) service is requested. Please contact me before purchasing, thanks.

Worldwide - I use Royal Mail Airmail. *Not tracked*. If you wish to use Airsure, a tracked service, please contact me before purchase. Delivery within 6 working days, tracked and insured.This service is only available to certain destinations (otherwise I will use Airmail).

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Sally-Ann Livingston

Inspirational Earrings, Steampunk style - "Our greatest glory.." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: brass, beads, metal, brass ear wire, plastic tubes, brass end caps, All purpose glue, 90g paper, brass wire
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 45 reviews
  • Favorited by: 26 people