I got a lovely email in the run up to Christmas. A customer wanting to commission me to make a pendant for his wife that incorporated the initials of their children. He was open to ieas and that his wife would appreciate the recycled/reuse nature of my work.
I had a look through my collections to see if any individual pieces would lend themselves to personalisation abd settled on my Little Details collection. The circle pendants gave me a few ideas. So I played around with individual circle elements and introduced some little hearts that were to hand.
The idea of a pendant design that incorporated initials stamped into little hearts was suggested. Oncw the idea was approved, I set to work.
My usual pendants have two circles that hang independently of each other. The addition of the two hearts meant adjustments had to me made to the design. I had to take gravity into account. If the two circles weren’t joined together somehow, the hearts would gravitate downwards and overlap. So I came up with a few options to avoid that. There were a few options. Solder the circles together to create one static element. Or drill a hole through both and use a ring to keep them together but also allow for movement.
I opted for the latter and here is how the finished pendant turned out.
Evie designed the perfect gift for my wife using ethical recycled silver – a personalised circle pendant incorporating our childrens initials. The commission was turned around very quickly and packaged beautifully.
Peter Stuart, England