“Our family is a circle of love and strength. With every birth and every union, the circle grows. Every joy shared adds more love. Every obstacle faced together makes the circle stronger.” -Joseph Campbell

I have been amazed by this community since the first day I stepped into it. My eyes were opened to an incredible group of people who had an amount of love for both this craft and for one another that I had never seen before. There is something that is so much more than friendship between the members of our suspension community; we are without a doubt a family. As with any family, there will always be arguments, disagreements, and bumps in the road, but we have shown through the tragedies that have hit us over the last few years that when times are hard we will pull together with unmatched strength and loyalty to get one another through it. That amazing unity has inspired the creation of SynerG Metals, and their first run of suspension pendants which will raise money to benefit those who need help in the suspension community.

The creators behind SynerG Metals were so moved by the outpouring of love, support, and donations after the car accident, which eventually cost us one of the most loved individuals in this community, that they came together to find a way to help. They turned to the form of expression that they knew best, and this pendant was the outcome. A small batch was made to be sold at Jill‘s baby shower originally, and after a little downtime, production has begun again. The proceeds (after material costs) from the current design being produced will go to aid in the medical bills surrounding the many months of treatment and care that were needed for Arwen “Spliff” Rosa. They are a beautiful design, and will go towards a great cause. Not to mention that the price will include a custom inscription on the back to make each piece unique.

I hope we see one of these on every person at suscon this year. It’s such an incredible way for the creators behind this to give something to this community. And just in case you are curious, the artists involved are not only making no profit from the pendants, they are not being paid for their time either. It is strictly a labor of love. As time goes on, they hope to continue using SynerG metals to help others in the suspension and modification community as the need arises. If you would like a pendant, please visit their ‘How It Works’ section of the group page for information about payment and custom engraving. Also, for those of you attending, if you order before January 28th you can opt to have your pendant delivered to you at Superpull rather than shipped.

I realize that we have been vague about who the individuals are behind SynerG Metals. Those taking the time to create these pieces are members of the suspension community, but ask to remain anonymous. This project is being done for the love of the community, not for a pat on the back or recognition. The choice to reveal the members working on this will be up to them.