One of my customers emailed me about doing a custom order. She wanted to know if I could make an art pendant for her grandmother who would have been celebrating her 70th wedding anniversary this year. Her grandpa had recently passed away and she wanted something special and meaningful to give to her grandma. She sent me the picture below (which is her grandma's favorite picture) and asked me to make an art pendant using this image:
The process involved sharpening the image and getting it to a point that I would be able to hand color the image in order to create the pendant that I had in mind. I don't use a color printer for any of my design work. One reason is because I don;t have one; but, even if I did, I actually want these to be little pieces of art, not just a printed image under glass.
After getting the photo where I needed it to be, I printed it out and began the process. I hand colored the image, carved out a few areas where I wanted to add a little sparkle and then decoupaged the image to the glass gemstone. Here is the finished pendant:
Seeing the finished pendant, my customer decided that she would want four more so that she could also give one to her mom and siblings. Is that not a wonderful idea! Wow! I can't imagine a more precious and special gift. I feel so blessed to be part of this celebration of love!
Each pendant is a one-of-a-kind creation. No two are the same. Each stone is unique in it's size and shape and the hand coloring is different, as well. (Showing the pendants before the bail was attached)
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