At the end of December, I blogged about an upcoming “conspiracy of beauty and liberty.”
The conspiracy is now active. Elias Alias has announced that his Silver Seeds of Liberty shop is officially open. Elias — a fantastically talented jewelry designer — has created a line handcrafted earrings featuring sterling silver castings of cannabis seeds plus semi-precious stones.
You can read more about his concept here. Most of the designs are suitable for women, but some (e.g. the ear studs on page two of the shop) are unisex — and I hear some designs especially for men may be in the works.
I’m pleased that you instantly saw the value in this idea called Silver Seeds of Liberty. I sent you the samples of this line or earrings in hopes you would see the vision, and would be happy to help me launch the project as an exercise by an “Agitator”. 😉
Your and my friendship goes back many years. I recall our first face-to-face meeting at Missoula, Montana, where you were to speak to a large audience in a conference center at the event sponsored by Jason Sorens of the Free State Project. That was in 2003. Later that year I would be blessed to visit with you again at the LRT Conclave near Bozeman, Montana. We have been friends ever since, and you remain one of my “most-favorite” liberty writers. I have all your books here and have at times bought copies for friends, as finances would permit.
This year, 2019, marks the twentieth anniversary of my having created an online discussion group on Yahoo and named it “The Mental Militia: The Corporate Dynasty, The War on Terror, and You”. At the time I named that group I had no idea whatsoever about anything, but the twenty years since then have shown me that my subconscious knew more about a militia, and about corporate fascism, and about the plight of the Individual under the imposing canopy called generally “governments”, than did my conscious mind. Within a year of my having created that discussion group, a member sent me your wonderful, immortal article called “Moving To Hardyville”. I was instantly hooked and have loved your writing ever since. I must thank you for sharing the visions of your freedom-loving soul with the reading public. Your writing has helped me in an infinite number of ways. I’m sure there are many who share my appreciation for your genius.
About the Silver Seeds of Liberty. My central meme is simple — *”Self-Ownership Is The Opposite Of Slavery”.*
My view on self-ownership is that if any man-made government presumes some un-enumerated authority to dictate what one may or may not put into one’s body, said government is asserting ownership over one’s body.
My seven years as editor in chief for the Oath Keepers national website furnished me with a wealth of new knowledge about the Constitution, and it occurred to me that nowhere in that document which created the Federal government is the government authorized to own any citizen’s body. They simply do not have any lawful authority to dictate what anyone may or may not put into one’s body. Period. But what could I do about that obvious mind-control tyranny which has seduced the collective consciousness of the American people into accepting the erroneous premise proffered by government, that it can somehow jail me for putting some marijuana into my body? I was arrested in 1971 at Memphis Tennessee with thirty pounds of weed, and that was not very pleasant. It’s “high time” I even up that old score, yes? 😉
My response is to create a line of jewelry using findings from American jewelry supply companies and casting marijuana seeds into solid sterling silver to be used as appointments in a new line of earrings. The idea is to provide ladies of liberty with shiny statements of their resolution to be “self-owners”. I hope to launch an actual movement of open rebellion against the insane (and unlawful!) “War on Drugs”.
No seeds are harmed in the production of this line of jewelry — well, at least, no new seeds are harmed. I have found an old mold of three marijuana seeds which I created way back in the 1970s, and have begun to cast duplicates from that original mold, so I do not need any seeds on premises here in order to make this line of jewelry. Call it cosmic justice, lol. Each seed is solid sterling silver (.925), and each seed I cast is florentined on the surface and dusted with rhodium to keep the silver “shiny” longer. (As we all know, sterling silver will oxidize quickly when exposed to oxygen in air.)
So I am thrilled that you have blogged about this project, and that you approve, and would invite you to interview me for a more rounded and detailed background. This is a project which I think is compatible with any and all freedom loving individuals, and if it becomes successful, it will be a powerful Psy-Op benefiting all individuals everywhere. I like to think about it as a “Blow Against The Empire”. 😉
Thank you Claire Wolfe,
Elias – I don’t wear earrings of any style. Is it possible to put a Silver Seed on a necklace (even if I bought the chain)? Or on a bracelet?
Thank you for your inquiry. Your answer is “Yes”.
One of my supplier companies has very nice sterling silver chains, and I also have here in stock several types of leather necklaces with sterling silver clasps. One of my favorites is a black 3mm leather neck piece which has a sterling silver clasp system including a two-inch section of silver link chain so the piece can be adjusted for any size between 16 inches and 18 inches. I also have brown leather neck pieces with sterling clasps, but not with the adjustable length as just mentioned. But remember, I can draw from my suppliers almost any style of chain you may want, so I’m sure we can please you.
Regarding bracelets, that idea is also available. We can certainly talk about that. Thank you for your interesting request!
I would like to invite you to contact me about your idea, so we can arrive at just what you would like. I would be very pleased to make a piece for you. My email address is email@example.com
Thank you for your reply. The leather necklace is appealing; also the possibility od a thin leather wrist band. Is that possible?
You will be hearing from me shortly.
Yes, we can do a bracelet with thin leather and sterling silver clasps, and hang silver seeds of liberty on that. There are many variables, so I’ll wait until we connect via email to go into more details. I’d be very happy to please you.
I’ll look for your email and we’ll go from there.
Thank you for your interest!