- a person or object is devalued, debased, or discarded. (You have to experience criticism or hardship before you can experience redemption!...There are no workarounds.)
- someone or some One admires the potential in the under valued person or object which causes them show interest, respect, love, and appreciation for the undervalued person/object.
- that act of receiving that interest, respect, love, and appreciation increases the undervalued person's sense of self worth/reputation and increases the object's external value. The person/object is redeemed.
I chose a white color scheme because white is a symbol of rebirth. It is also the Roman Catholic color associated with the sacrament of baptism. I intentionally selected off white salvaged beads to convey the feelings of imperfection in the first stage of the redemption process. I selected the filigree cross to remind Christians that we are redeemed because Jesus died on the cross to atone for humanity's sins. I selected mother of pearl beads because it is the runner up to pearl... the very, very distant runner up to the pearl. Mother of pearl is found on the under side an oyster shell and was pried open then thrown away to get to the pearl. But eventually, someone realized its beautiful luster and redeemed it by incorporating it into jewelry and clothing accessories.