Monday, April 30, 2012

Memories Made into Jewelry



My friend Mary Beth is a jewelry artist and has a gift for seeing things in a different way.

When I saw her new bullet necklace design, I fell in love.

It is such a hard edge with a delicate side.

I contacted her asking for her to make one for me but with a twist, I had the bullet shells from my FIL's Marine Salute at his funeral. We had them on display in our home but thought, hey one would be really nice to turn into this necklace.

It would hold so much meaning to have made into something rather than just laying around in a box.

Mary Beth turned this bullet shell into an amazing piece of wearable art.

I can't wait to wear it. It has so much meaning behind it.

She makes these with her collection of shells, crystals and feathers and offers it here
along with many of her other wonderful designs. Her work is carried on Zappos and Modcloth as well as many boutiques across the country.

Big thanks goes out to her for making a great keepsake into something I can wear everyday.

7 comments:

Sue said...

What a great design, I love it!

Take care,
Sue

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

What a wonderful necklace Amy with such a memorable piece!!
I know it will be cherished by you and Rudy forever!
Have a wonderful week my friend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a beautiful...BEAUTIFUL piece. wear it well....so thoughtfully-made...

Rhonda said...

You feature the most amazing women on your blog. Thank you for sharing with us.

What an incredible necklace, Amy.

Julie said...

That necklace is stunning Amy - what a great idea - & such a keepsake - bet you cant wait to wear it. Thanks for sharing this talented ladies work. Julie x x x

Mary Beth Heishman said...

Thank you Amy for this beautiful write up. It really felt special to make this piece for you.
Love,
Mary Beth

blossoms vintage chic said...

Hi Amy,
This piece is so beautiful...it brought tears to my eyes! Thoughts of my dad came to mind!! What a lovely way to honor you FIL. .
Thank you for sharing such a talented artist...on my way to visit her!
Hope all is well and look forward to seeing you again!
xx
Debbie