A few days ago, my brother got married to an amazing woman. It was a beautiful evening, and incredibly inspiring to watch these two people who love each other so deeply. For me, it was special for another reason also… I had the pleasure of making three custom pendants for her bridesmaids!
This is one of my favorite styles, and I was thrilled that Bre asked for this style specifically. In piecing them together, I crafted each of the quasi-bezel cups to loosely echo a knot. I’m really thrilled with how they turned out and the process was particularly special.
We didn’t decide on working with this particular style until right before I hit the road again. Because it’s one of my favorite styles, I was immediately happy to do them this way, but I had to get over one very big hurdle… these pieces need to be soldered and I don’t carry a torch while traveling!
I worked on the components for the pendants in both Missoula and Twin Bridges, Montana. And then I put out a call for help with the soldering… Did anyone that I knew know someone with a torch I could borrow? So often, while traveling, I am reminded of the generosity and general amazingness of people, and this was proven to me again in this circumstance. A reader of our travel blog reached out to a jeweler friend in Bozeman and I was able to use her torch and soldering set-up while we were in town (and then join her and her partner for iced tea and wonderful conversation on their beautiful back patio). Thank you Lois!
I finished the pendants in Bozeman and Conrad, Montana, and Corvallis, Oregon. Inside are dozens of small dried flower buds from the road-side in Montana, amazingly in the same purple as their wedding colors!