Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sweet Anniversary....

“Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day.” ~Gene Perret




I recently had the honor of creating a necklace for a customer, as a gift to her grandmother for her 60th anniversary.

As I thought about this milestone in her life, I was a bit nervous to be the one creating this special keepsake. Would it honor the love and devotion of a 60 year relationship?

So I researched anniversaries, and found the gift and meaning for 60 years. The tradition of celebrating a 60th anniversary came into popularity after Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. The gemstone is a diamond and the color is diamond white.


Here is the piece I made. I used vintage crystals to represent diamonds and antique milk glass beads for some white. I added a small gold heart along with the crystal hanging from a sweet little bird charm.






Happy 6oth to S’s grandmother, may you celebrate many more!

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful piece! I love that you put so much time, energy and care into researching the meaning of the 60th. Thanks for sharing!

    Michelle Root, MISC Root
    http://www.miscroot.etsy.com

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  2. Thank you Michelle. That's the fun part of what I do. And.....I am a hopeless romantic!:)

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  3. what a beautiful necklace she will just love it i'm sure.

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  4. That is so beautiful! I found you on the Build Your Blog team on Etsy and I'm so glad I did...your jewelry is awesome :)

    Lauralee

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  5. Isn't research fun? I love doing things like that. Making something extra special by putting a lot of time and effort into. Saw that you joined our group on Etsy and wanted to visit your blog. Beautiful jewelry.

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  6. I hope she loved it! its beautiful. New follower from etsy

    http://doodledollies.blogspot.com/

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  7. You did a wonderful and beautiful job! :)

    -Laurie
    http://createdbylaurie.blogspot.com/

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  8. hi there,
    I am a memeber of the promotion team also.
    If you will follow me.... I will follow you.
    I love your work.
    www.colorfulwaldorf.blogspot.com
    thanks
    your happy dollmaker
    peggy

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