by Liz Juneau.
A customer contacted me with a custom order for her daughter who was graduating from college.
She said when she asked her daughter what gift she wanted, her daughter said something that reflected their Scottish heritage. (Her daughter is a history major).
My customer purchased coins from the UK with the birth years of herself, her daughter, her father and an additional 3 generations.
Her request from me was to use the six coins in a necklace. She showed me a photo with coin pearls and then gave me artistic license for the design.
A friend helped me drill holes in the coins and then I decided to add a chain to the back of the wire-wrapped coin pearls. I mixed sterling silver and gold-filled wire.
I was very pleased with the outcome and so was she.
She had mistakenly ordered an extra coin that was her grandfathers birth year. I suggested she have her own necklace designed as well. She said her husband had recently asked her about a Mothers Day gift and this would be the perfect gift.
Again she suggested I use my expertise. She came with her father who was in town for the graduation to pick up the second necklace and they were both thrilled with the result.
Archipelago Jewelry by Liz Juneau