My very dear friend Traci runs the Amazing Mae blog. (btw, TODAY 12/30 is her birthday! Stop by her blog and wish her a happy birthday). For a little while she has been “tinkering” with making soldered necklaces from vintage images. This fall she pronounced herself “open” for the business of soldering! I was sooooo excited.!!!
You see, my Mom has a big collection of vintage postcards from her Aunt & a few from my Dad’s dad. She has framed some for my kids in the past but other than that, they are sitting in a box. Last summer I talked her out of a few of them (she was really nice and let me take whatever I wanted).
My first thought was to have them made into charms for necklaces but I wanted more of the postcard to show… so instead of charms, Traci made ornaments for me.
She scanned the postcards then printed them out and turned them into soldered ornaments! The day she delivered them to me I looked at them and wanted to cry I was so excited!
I had her make some for my mom, brother, sister and sister in law.
Here are the ornaments, I am “coaxing” Traci into making more of the Valentines ones to sell in our etsy shoppe.. (that will be open one of these days, if I can get my act together).
The front, I attached some chandelier charms to the jump rings that she added to each one
Rachel Dartt says
Those are way awesome and such agreat way to share family memories and make them last for more generations to come!! I totally look forward to seeing V-Day ones in your ETSY shop!
Those are really cool!
Adorable! I LOVE them! Thanks for sharing! Come by and visit!
Happpy New Year!
Six in One Hand says
I love them!!!
She should definitely open a shop as I would be her number one customer!!!
Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says
I really really love these.
Very cute! Love this idea.