Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gina's Keepsake Jewelry - Special Jewelry to remember a dear grandmother...

My neighbor popped over about a month and a half ago to ask if I could make some jewelry to match a certain ring she was wearing. As the story unfolded she told me that this was a very special ring she had inherited from her grandma who had passed away last fall. She likes to wear the ring all the time as it brings back fond memories of good times spent with her precious grandma and helps her cope with the loss as well. She had looked everywhere for a necklace or earrings or bracelet to match and had not been able to find anything quite right.
Well, my heart was touched by her story and I told her I'd try my best to make something for her. I started right away, but then the project had to be put on the back burner while I studied Spanish. Now that my test is done, I'm back on this project and should be finished tomorrow. I've made good progress today, but I have to wait for the paint to dry on some of the items before giving them a final buff and putting everything together.
The bracelet I'm making will have eight photos in little frames on the inside, and I'm going to make a matching mom and daughter necklace set with two more photos on the backs of them. I have a few of the parts nearly completed and you can see them here on Flickr. I'll share my process for making the special keepsake bracelet and pendants soon. I've been taking step-by-step photos to show how I'm doing it. Ever the "teacher" -just can't be helped!


  1. That's a really sweet story! It was really nice of you to make that for her. By the way I'm trying to follow you, I don't know if it worked. I'm new to blogs.

  2. wow.....this is a nice blog .It's picture and information are so nice .thanks for sharing........