Freedom is the state of being free; the absence of restrictions.
Freedom is liberty of a person from slavery, detention, or oppression.
Freedom is the power to act or speak as you choose.
Freedom is political independence.
Freedom is the capacity to exercise choice.
Freedom is the ease or facility of movement.
Academic freedom is the liberty to teach, pursue, and discuss knowledge without restriction or interference, as by school or public officials.
Political freedom is the right, or the capacity, of self-determination as an expression of the individual will.
And, in philosophy, freedom is the ability to act consciously, in a well-balanced manner and with self control in a given constructive direction.
Here in the States, we are lucky to have many types of freedom:
Freedom to bear arms
Freedom of assembly
Freedom of association
Freedom of education
Freedom of the press
Freedom of religion
Freedom of speech
Freedom of thought
Today, I am adding a new one to the list:)
The freedom to bead.
I exercised the freedom to bead and created this freeform peyote necklace, which I finished today. I used over 30 different kinds of seed beads to create this piece. It measures approx. 18″ long by almost 1″ wide, and I used a sterling silver slide clasp for a closure.
I call it “Let Freedom Reign“.