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Written On The Body
Written On The Body
Silver, glass beads, nylon thread, epoxy.
2 3/4" L x 7/8" W

Encoded in these earrings is a passage from Jeanette Winterson's book ‘Written On The Body’. It is transcribed using Morse code in glass beads. The earrings come apart to transform into a bracelet and a matching set of earrings. To uncover the message start with the earring with the three black beads below the band of red. Position it in the top left corner. Place the second earring below it, and orient the black bead within the red band in the bottom left corner. Starting at the top, read each earring from left to right and top to bottom using a morse code chart. Single black beads represent dots, three beads represent dashes and white beads are the spaces between the letters and words.