You could be forgiven for not quite understanding what the custom piece is here. That’s because this was a really special commission for Jo’s entire family. Jo got in touch with me to talk to me about making a piece for her sister, aunty and mum. Recently Jo’s grandfather (Gran) had passed away and as the family mourned their loss she realised she wanted to give the women closest to her something truly special. In discussing the jewellery pieces Jo would often tell stories about Gran and it was so lovely to hear of her relationship with someone so special. We chatted about what was important to her family and icons they all identified with. Five main symbols became evident:
Family, love, home, ribbons and the four leaf clover. The clover was particularly important for all of them as it was the symbol on Gran’s front door and an icon they all knew and remembered so fondly. Each piece includes these symbols but made differently for each person. Her mum has a larger pendant, her aunty a small pendant and her sister a set of earrings, each piece telling its own story of family, love, home and good luck. All the ingredients you need for a beautiful life.
Each piece is handmade from 100% reclaimed/recycled sterling silver. You can find out more about the importance of using reclaimed/recycled materials here.
Customers who were interested in these items also looked at Three Strong Women and the Travel Well Pendant.
If you are interested in something similar or would like to ask Laura about commissioning your own custom piece, please get in touch.