Jewelry making is fun! It's especially fun for me when the piece ends up telling a story, like this one. I bought 14 of these large medallions (the base, swirly, silver part) at the Long Beach Flea Market several years ago. I purchased them to incorporate into a wall hanging project I was teaching at the time. I had one left and decided to make it into a necklace. The Paris tag came from the Paris Flea Market when I visited a couple years ago.
The really cool thing is that when the medallion is flipped over, it reads Allison! That's my Grandparents family name. I couldn't believe that I hadn't noticed this before. The weird thing is, my grandmother was on my mind so much this morning, then I decided to dig through my jewelry bits and bobs and found this piece. I was very pleasantly surprised!
I also made this piece for a Dear One who can always use a little reminder to "focus." Haha... well, she loved it. Reminders to breathe, staying focused and living in the moment are all very important words to live by.
This one doesn't look like much in the photo but it's really cool on. Short in length, sweet and simple.
What are you making today?