As part of the narrative jewelry school, Mary Hayslip brought a fresh wind into Artwear, with her Southern style attitude with a touch of VooDoo. Her beaded one of a kind single earrings were so “on trend” with the spirit of the times. Mary was one of the artists featured in a 1984 Spirit Show and I fell in love with her work, thus she is a part of my archive gallery. This earring is quite alarming, bright and noisy, just like a flaming crucifix would be. The colors are strong and fierce as is the feeling behind the work. American Narrative jewelry at its best!