The Adrianne (a necklace)
My friend Adrianne (Adrianne is a very talented and aspiring children’s photographer, check out her work here) asked me to make her a necklace with free design reign, my favorite kind. She did make two requests, that it utilize the initials “MMCO” for her husband and 3 kids and that it was made of mixed metals, copper and sterling silver. Good thing she wasn’t in a hurry because it took me a while to gather all of my inspiration. I did have one vision right from the start, a way to incorporate the initials.
Seen here on the Sundance Catalog website, where I often look for inspiration when creating my jewelry. But I didn’t want it to look exactly like this and I still needed to incorporate the copper.
So I added a little twist, I put the initials M and M on one side of the sterling silver and C and O on the other and then gave it the twist making all 4 initials visible.
I hammered the copper disk pendant and then added the XO which is the part (I think) that made her cry.
The necklace is adjustable from 17″-19″.
Not that I enjoy making people cry but it warms my heart knowing that something I made moved someone so much that it brought on emotions strong enough for tears. That in itself inspires me to create.