inspiration comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. and when i received this box from my brother jeff, a master craftsman jeweler and artist, i realized that inspiration and happiness definitely come in the form of a little yellow box with a champagne colored bow tied around it......
because when i opened it, this is what was smiling back at me.....
a "vaguely familiar" heart-in-hand pendant that he created using the lost wax casting method and sterling silver. jeff has included fun details all over this little goodie, and i just love the contrast of texture with the etched silver and that delicious glossy red heart!
and it's just as spectacular on the back, too!
jeff carried the theme one step further and carved the word "love" into the silver....but, it doesn't stop there.....
to make it even more personal,
he carved the word "elvie" into the bail as it wraps around the leather cord! is he a genius, or what?!!
there's no doubt about it......this is just-plain-over-the-top-fabulous! wearing this little pendant makes me feel SO happy, SO inspired, SO me......and SO truly blessed to have a brother who would use his multi-talents, and the extremely small amount of spare time that he has, to create something that would bring me SO much pure and absolute joy!!
thank you so much, jaffro.....my heart is swollen-the-size-of-texas!!