27 December 2013

Mother's Necklace and Monogrammed Necklace

I hope you and your loved ones had a very nice Christmas this year.  Ours did, and we have one more Christmas family get together before we are all done.  I know it has been quiet around here for a while, but I have been busy getting items listed, working on some Christmas projects, and shipping orders.
I did want to share with you a couple of gifts that I made this year.  (The recipients have already received these, so it won't ruin any surprises, but that is why I didn't post them earlier.)  I know a few months back, I shared some of my new etched pendants.  These were on brass, copper, and pewter.  I was able to acquire the equipment that I needed to be able to etch on silver.  So the pictures below are of a couple of gifts that I etched on silver using my new tools.

The mother's necklace was etched into the metal.  The names will patina over time allowing them to stand out a little more.

Mother's necklace with names etched into the silver, and birthstone dangles. 

The monogrammed pendant was etched with the "L" raised.

Monogrammed necklace.  The "L" is raised.  The background could have a patina added to make the lettering stand out more.  This pendant is about 5/8" in diameter.

I love how these both turned out, and that I have the ability of doing both an "etched in" and "raised" effect.  I'll start offering both of these in my store over the next couple of months.

Anyway, hoping your Christmas was great, and that you have a terrific new year!