About the Work - Laurel Witting Designs

Protect the Living. Honor the Dead.  

Objects that connect the living and the dead, mourning and remembrance, both past and present. 

All of my work has an element of commemorating life and death in some way, I do this by creating meditative jewelry that connects the living with, their beloved dead, their own mortality, and especially themselves. Working with gemstones that have protective or restorative properties and setting an intention with every piece, these creations are not only protective talismans, but reminders of our own agency and the power of finding our own truth. By creating these Modern Mourning and Memento Mori beads, Apotropaic Guardian Eye Talismans or Psychic Armor and Empowerment Meditations, the intention of my work is the same, Protect the Living and Honor the Dead.

Currently my work can be found at The Weeping Glass in Pittsburgh PA, as well as Memento Mori in Los Angeles CA.

In 2021 I returned for the second year as a vendor in The Order of the Good Death  Mortals' Market, a virtual marketplace showcasing Death Positive Artists and Creatives. 


In 2019 my work was shown at Ghost Light Gallery in New Orleans. The 2019 Guardian Eye collection was shown amongst other talented artists Such as Jamie Winn, Julie Zarate and Briana Dufresne. Ghost Light Galley 2709 Saint Claude, New Orleans, LA. 

I have also showed my work at The Death Salon Boston 2018 in their Death Positive marketplace on the grounds of the Mount Auburn Cemetery. To learn more about the Death Salon please go to https://deathsalon.org/ 

My work has been featured on Death and the Maiden. Read more about my Modern Mourning Jewelry at

I feel it is important to give back to what inspires my art, so a percentage of All Sales from my work go to Animal and Environmental Charities. I also am a proud supporter of small online business. Over 80% of my supplies come from small shops like my own. Not only does this help fellow small businesses, but it keeps my work individual and my designs fresh. This has also allowed my work to be showcased at shops like The Weeping Glass in Pittsburgh PA, Memento Mori in Los Angeles, Necromance in Hollywood, CA., Bizarre Bazaar in Pittsburgh PA.  Shopping small and selling at small businesses is an integral part of my business philosophy.

For more information please contact laurelwitting@gmail.com

or go to my ETSY shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaurelWittingDesigns

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