I was commissioned to make a very special necklace by the boy’s family for his lovely mum’s 60th birthday. No pressure there then!
The idea was to have a ring representing each of the children with their birthstones set into it – two aquamarines for March, a peridot for August and an Emerald for May. The boy thought it would be nice to also include his mum’s birthstone as well, so we decided to rivet all the rings together with an opal. I wanted it to have a diamond in to represent 60 years – I know it’s a 60th wedding anniversary that’s supposed to be diamond, but I reckon 60th birthdays should have diamonds too.
And this is how it turned out:
The rings were cut from silver sheet and the settings were all made from different sizes of silver tubing and silver sheet. I got a lot of use out of my shiny new tools making this!
I was really happy with how it turned out, and I think the birthday girl was too.
Just as well all their birthstones were co-ordinating colours!