I had the opportunity to make a special Valentine’s gift this year!
J. had wanted to give her husband a pendant that would have special meaning for the both of them and also be a symbol specific to him. He is a musician, so J. wanted the shape of the pendant to be that of a guitar pick, and it had to be life size and usable! She had found a guitar pick pendant ready made (mass produced), but it wasn’t life size. She also had researched runes, and developed a runes that has personal meaning to the both of them.
This isn’t the first piece of custom work I’ve done. Previously, I’ve made beadwoven necklace (she liked a bracelet design, but wanted a necklace); and a beadwoven bracelet. But somehow, I was more nervous about making this one! Maybe since it was my first one as a “goldsmith” – ha,ha. More than likely, it was because it involved wax carving which I hadn’t done in a while! I turned out well though, and the way J.’s face lit up when she saw it was really gratifying!
In other news – our house looks like the eye of the storm hit with it being painted, so I’m ensconced in my studio learning to make a finger hinge.
Hope you are well,