I made this yesterday, and with tears in my eyes while I sawed, filed, stamped and polished, I'm surprised it worked! It felt good stamping George's name and rather therapeutic to create something with love.
It doesn't shout, it's tiny, only about 2.5cm, far from perfect and I can't stop touching it. It's already become my talisman, my worry bead, my touchstone. I may even have to make it again with thicker silver in case I wear it away.
Ray brought the butterfly for me on our first (and so far, only) holiday together in Rhodes. Hopefully we'll be going away again soon.
I'm thinking of turning this into a small business, something I can do now and more importantly when we have a baby at home.
Tell me what you think.
And I shall be adding to this necklace at some point. I made another one for me and put it away safely, a blank one ready and waiting for the name of a brother or sister...