Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Mother's Momento

Coming up with the right gift for my mother and mother-in-law for our wedding was a challenge. I didn't want to give them the traditional hankie, framed couple photo or store-bought jewelry. I decided to make a soldered pendant that was custom and personal. Since I had a very "untraditional" dress made of black vintage lace over creme silk, I thought it would be nice to use a piece of the lace as one side of the pendant.
For the backside of the pendant, I illustrated a little note with the date. I finished off the pieces with a jeweled chain and heart clasp. I even took a soldering workshop to learn how to put the piece all together. Needless to say they were so happy with the results.