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Off the Grid

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Bead Embroidered choker with beaded netting, backed with velvet and silk velvet ribbon.

/grid/ noun:

1. a framework of spaced bars that are parallel to or cross each other

2. a network of regularly spaced lines on a map that cross one another at right angles and are

numbered to enable the precise location of a place.

3. a network of cables or pipes for distributing power, especially high-voltage transmission lines for


The grid, in its various forms, help connect people through maps, internet, social structures, the transportation system, and architecture. In many ways, our grid is broken by the destruction caused by Covid 19, but in other ways, we rely on the grid now more than ever. The restrictions, lifestyle changes, and isolation can feel suffocating, but there’s a silver lining to this chaos. Imagine this crisis in an age without the technological structure of the grid - no internet, zoom, FaceTime, etc....There’s a lot of beauty and understanding that can be found in everyday life, it’s there, I promise. You just have to create it. It’s the little things that count the most right now. Like this choker, the situation is suffocating and restricting, but also beautiful when the sun shines bright.

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