I was recently asked to make some very special pieces of jewellery as a Mother's Day Gift. I was asked to work with a family's grandmother's ashes to make two necklaces that the mother and daughter could treasure forever.
After a lot of thought of the design we decided to make pendants from glass and precious metal. We decided to incorporate the ashes into a glass pendant. I asked the wonderful Helen Chalmers who I have worked with before to make two glass heart pendants with their grandmother's ashes inside.
Helen sent me over some great shots of the making process.
They wanted to have a glass pendant each and half of a gold plated silver heart on each pendant so their necklaces can join together.
Making sentimental jewellery like this that someone can treasure forever is a very special process.
Completely bespoke detail inside the glass.
And now they are being worn and enjoyed!