A Special Gift

May 10th, 2011 in blog, member junk     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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This Necklace has the inspiration point being a vintage photo of my husbands parents whom were married 50 years ago.
This photo shows most of the hand wire-wrapped portions of the chain, which make up the majority of this necklace.
This photo shows a #5, which represents the 5 children that she has.
My Mil was re purposing everything that ever came into her path, long before it was Cool to do so, shes very creative thus the create charm was added.  There are also a number of flower/garden elements interspersed in the necklace to represent her love of that hobby as well.
Her career most of her working years centered around her sewing talents, thus the mother of pearl buttons and other sewing elements through out.  She also is a Christian, so her faith is evident in this piece through the cross, vintage Bible, etc.
The entire necklace was painstakingly hand wire wrapped with loads of details that were specific to my Mils interests, life and such.
It truly was a labor of love, time and energy.
This Necklace has the inspiration point being a vintage photo of my husbands parents whom were married 50 years ago.

This Necklace has the inspiration point being a vintage photo of my husbands parents whom were married 50 years ago.


This necklace gift was recently created and given to my Mil for Mother's Day.  I consider this a memory necklace and it was custom designed and created for the recipient with each item I chose to incorporate into it.  


Pattern or design used: My own design - Gretchen Schaumann
posted in: blog, member junk, metal, artwork, , jewelry, wire

Comments (6)

suewhitney writes: Wow!!! this is stunning and I am sure she absolutely loved it!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:46 am on May 19th
PowerToolDiva writes: This is so beautiful! There's nothing better to stir the soul than a hand-made gift! What a treasure to pass on to the future! Posted: 6:34 am on May 12th
vanj2558 writes: Another one of your awesome creations!!! i Love it and sure mom did too... Vanessa Posted: 12:43 pm on May 11th
CottageElements writes: Gretchen, this is stunning! Another one of your masterpieces. I'm sure your MIL was thrilled!

Lani Posted: 11:23 am on May 11th
NDJunkGirl writes: Beautiful! Posted: 6:30 am on May 11th
oldnews writes: It's absolutely beautiful! She must have LOVED it! Really, I have never seen anything like this, it's amazing! Marie
Posted: 9:14 pm on May 10th
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