A few weeks ago I received a lovely request for a very special necklace commission. It was a little more special as she already has some of my jewellery and with an understanding of my work, she thought of me when she was looking through her gran’s personal belongings. She visited me at the studio/shop and we discussed a style based around a current necklace design she liked, which will house her own found treasured ephemera. The items include a recipe book (I have a bit of an obsession for old and well used recipe books), photographs, a notebook and a gold wedding band, naturally worn into a perfect wonky oval shape. The necklace will celebrate her life and memory and the ephemera can be worn and enjoyed, rather than just being kept in a box and looked now and again, although there is plenty of treasure to do both! I’ve been working with photocopies to cut up freely and create some design ideas which will enable us to decide on a final design, then I will start to work with these precious items.