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By dana ruth
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With so many beautiful, unique wood species it was difficult to choose our final products, but we made the hard decisions, and have assembled a thoughtfully curated collection of our most favorite and complimentary species from which to choose!
With so many beautiful, unique wood species it was difficult to choose our final products, but we made the hard decisions, and have assembled a thoughtfully curated collection of our most favorite and complimentary species from which to choose!

 A "PEACE" of History

The iconic Peace Symbol was created by Gerald Holtom in 1958 and originally used by the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC). Human history is filled with military action and social turbulence, but all forms of violence and warfare pale in comparison to the prospect of Nuclear Annihilation. Holtom felt that the alternative to mutually assured destruction (MAD) was Nuclear Disarmament (ND). The symbol itself is a combination of the naval semaphoric symbols for "N" and "D" standing for Nuclear Disarmament. The semaphore system is used for conveying information at a distance by means of visual signals with hand-held flags, rods, disks, paddles, or occasionally bare or gloved hands.

Here is the breakdown of the peace symbol and the naval semaphore signals representing N + D for Nuclear Disarmament
Here is the breakdown of the peace symbol and the naval semaphore signals representing N + D for Nuclear Disarmament

Shortly after its creation, it was adopted as the international symbol of the 1960's anti-war movement and remains a timeless sign, and a sign of the times; one of the most widely known icons in the world.

Our Chief Barking Officer cruises by, checking on prototype assembly.
Our Chief Barking Officer cruises by, checking on prototype assembly.

Sadly, there or over 15,000 nuclear bombs existing today in 9 different countries and nuclear war is again in the news. Times are scary with ready and able technologies and tensions at a frenzy.

Madrone + Purple Heart reversible prototypes in assembly after hand-oiling with Linseed Oil. Oiling really pops the grain!
Madrone + Purple Heart reversible prototypes in assembly after hand-oiling with Linseed Oil. Oiling really pops the grain!

Say and share your Peace with this organic, unique, wood specie necklace. Let this piece bring Peace to you while offering it to others. Each 'peace of history' is meticulously, lovingly hand-crafted in Atlanta, GA, by me | for you | by hand. Let me craft one for you!

Ambassador Reward Sample + Packaging
Ambassador Reward Sample + Packaging

 

Two Tone Reversible Trio - (L > R) Purple Heart + Madrone, African Rose + Aspen, Burmese Coral + Poplar
Two Tone Reversible Trio - (L > R) Purple Heart + Madrone, African Rose + Aspen, Burmese Coral + Poplar

Thank You's 

I would be remiss in not giving a shout out to some good people; without their help and support this endeavor could not have come to fruition! 

This project came together quickly from concept to completion, suffering major technical failures and tight deadlines and turn arounds. What started as a conversation turned into a pact to create our Kickstarter Make 100. I am glad to have taken on the challenge! 

My heartfelt thanks to the following folks for being awesome:

Henry Wischusen - www.forestique.com

Sauers & Co Veneers - www.sveneers.com

Risks and challenges

While this is our first Kickstarter project we have been fabricating this hardware style line of jewelry since 2004. Our wood and hardware suppliers are professional and reliable and we do not see any issues with materials or hardware. Short of any problems with the laser engraving each order should be delivered as expected!

We will keep open lines of communication with our backers with updates or setbacks as encountered. As a small business owner I have operated my studio, in the same location for 13 years, with integrity and honesty.

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    Think our project is cool? Thank you! Your Fist Bump keeps the good juju train rolling down the tracks! Every backer will receive a one person stand up stadium wave the moment your support arrives <3

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    You are a supporter who believes peace is the way forward. Backers will receive an artful, signed 5" x 7" thank you postcard with product image. We appreciate your support!

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    Backers of this reward tier will receive an artful, signed 5" x 7" Thank You postcard and contribute to PeaceTrees VietNam.

    PeaceTrees VietNam is a wonderful organization working to heal the wounds of war through explosive ordnance removal, mine site clearance, promoting peace and cultivating a brighter future for the people of Vietnam.

    Your name will be included as part of our donation to this wonderful organization!

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    Backers of this reward will receive (1) original wood peace sign necklace from a selection of wood species: Aspen, Walnut, Purple Heart, Madrone, and African Rose. Say and share your peace with this unique, unisex double decker wood peace symbol necklace. Featuring a 24" Army issued stainless steel ball chain for an easy long and/or layered look. Shipping includes Priority Mail with tracking.

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    Make 100

    This special, limited edition, Make 100, Peace Symbol includes a special custom dog tag charm to honor and remember a loved one. All Make 100 Necklaces will be signed and numbered, featuring Aspen wood, and distinctively packaged. Shipping includes Priority Mail with tracking.

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    Two Tone Trio

    This reward tier is for a special trio of two-tone reversible wood peace symbol necklaces. The thoughtfully curated combinations are: Madrone + Purple Heart, Aspen + African Rose, and Burmese Coral + Poplar. Shipping includes Priority Mail with tracking.

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Funding period

- (30 days)