Over the past few years I have become more and more interested in jewelry making. Every time I pin a new jewelry project onto my Pinterest board, I feel my creative fire being stoked. In each antique store that I visit, I take a peek at their jewelry case just in case they have something that I could use for a project. Jewelry making has become a major form of creative expression for me.
I made this necklace over the Christmas holiday. It features the same photo of my mom and her sister that I used when I made this necklace for my mom. I soldered it in round glass, and as there is a button on the other side of the photo, it made a deep bezel. For the chain I used some sterling silver chain that I had custom made in Istanbul, parts of a mother of pearl rosary, some pink quartz, fresh water pearls, some vintage pink lucite bead and some rhinestone rondelles. And, as I've always loved mulitlayered necklaces, I decided to make this one a double strand.
You can see me wearing this piece in the photos near the bottom of this post. I love it so much, and look forward to wearing it for many years to come.