My sister-in-law, Karla, has been living in Vancouver for about 7 months with my brother and their girls. It's
probably temporary, but it's been long enough that she has missed at least one very important event back at home. The birth of beautiful twins to her dear friend, Carla. She was so excited to come home during Christmas holidays to meet the twins. I think it was the first stop they made after landing in Winnipeg!
jake + cleo were asked to create a special gift for Carla for a milestone birthday, a necklace that would represent the 5 kids in her life. YUP! Having twins plus 3 existing children equals 5. Five amazing kids to love and nurture.
I talked over a couple of design ideas with Em and then sketched a few options for Karla to see. She liked them all! Of course. But we narrowed it down to the rosemary silver medallion and the silver nuggets. After some emails back and forth she made her decision...DO THE NUGGETS!
I made 7 nuggets in all. The larger 2 nuggets strung along the chain with 5 smaller nuggets stacked on the pendant. Each silver nugget unique in it's shape representing the individuals of this family. Two parents that have come together to create a loving family unit.
This necklace is unlike any of the pieces we've made before. It's been a fabulous learning experience for me as a new jewelry designer. Em taught me how to make loops with silver wire so we could add the nuggets to the chain. I forgot one of the little guys at home on my desk so I had to take this lesson and apply it to the pendant making. I did that all by myself :)
It feels amazing to grow, to be challenged and to be entrusted to create such a meaningful gift.