Gone from earth too soon

Gone from earth too soon 

She was young she as beautiful and she was taken from her earth family too soon
I remember the day I held her hand in the mortuary to take her finger print. I had spoken to her mother the day before and it was just not fair just not fair at all. It is never fair when someone is gone so young. Cancer is  hideous and does not discriminate 

 I think this extract from an email I received from her mother explains so much of this young ladies story and fight

"No words can ever express the loss and pain, over 14 yrs from the age of 7 to have over 150 operations,  to be the first so many times in the world for so many different reasons and for herself to re-write medical history over and over and then still hold down 3 jobs right to the end, a fully qualified Hairdresser, youngest representative in Q.L.D consulting Loraine Lea Linen and a Wedding Planner and still having a huge smile everyday with an extremely positive attitude, it is just not fair."

 This family does not live far from me so I have got to know them well especially after visiting their home and seeing so many photos of this young lady and the beautiful way they have continued to remember and memorialize her in their home. From statues of Angels with photos of her, photos everywhere her hand cast and one of my favorites is an amazing glass top table filled with personal keepsakes and I was privileged enough to not only be shown this precious piece of furniture but was aloud to photograph it 

Her family have chosen to remember in jewellery as well and have her with them every day 

Memory balls in solid 9ct gold and sterling silver with photos of her inside from baby to adult capturing those special moments and personality 
Then there are Angel wings with her fingerprint in the back in solid 9ct gold and fine silver along with a set of Angel wings with her hair inside and print engraved on the back 

It was an honour and privilege yet again to be trusted to make such precious jewellery for this family 

Rest in Peace beautiful Angel I know your will be watching over your family and smiling down on them with your beautiful smile xx  

Jewellery collection remembering their Angel 

Angel wing 9ct gold 
Solid 9ct yellow gold Angel wing with print in the back 

  Solid 9ct yellow gold wings pendant with hair inside and print engraved on the back 

Her Mum wearing a memory ball and wing with print 
9ct yellow gold

 Two photos of the beautiful memorial table this family have in their home 
very very special keepsakes inside

Love and light to this family always 
and kisses to Heaven to their beautiful Angel 

Links to jewellery like this are below just click 

Remembering a Mother

Remembering a Mother 

I remember the day I took the phone call. I was helping my Hubby with a renovation we were working on a house and I was sitting on the back deck stairs.

He had lost his wife and his daughter her mother. He was desperate to help his daughter find something truly special and unique to remember this amazing kind lady, something for his daughter to hold some of her ashes in.

His daughter has walked what had seemed hundreds of miles and so many jewellery stores trying to find that truly special piece and had had no luck.

He was so concerted for his daughter and I knew I had to do what I could to come up with something for them. I also remember the conversation as Mothers day was not far away and knew this lady would be missing her mother so much 

Talking on the phone it was established that even though not Canadian the Maple Leaf was very significant as her mother had once painted Maple Leaves falling and this painting was very special to them all. 

So a Maple leaf it was, in 9ct yellow gold "falling" just as it did in the painting. It was wrapped round a small silver pendant where her mothers ashes are safely sealed. 

I just love this pendant for so many reasons, making something special and one off taking something like a special painting and translating that to jeweller has been an honour 

I know you are watching over your husband and daughter 
Sending love and hugs to you all x

The Painting that inspired a very special piece of jewellery  

One families story translated into Jewellery 
what an honour I say again to be trusted to do this 

The Pendant created as a one off to hold the ashes of a much loved and missed Mother
solid 9ct gold on sterling silver 
 an honour to be trusted to make this 

Love and light