This week I've been working on a special personal project, a necklace to honor the memory of my dog who died on March 23 at the old age of 16. We had been together since he was just 7-1/2 weeks old, and he had been a constant studio companion since I started my jewelry business. I am grateful for the time we shared together, and I miss him deeply.
For the necklace I created a sterling silver, locket-style piece with his photo etched inside a cupped pendant, to be worn close to the heart. A sterling disc nests within the cupped piece and bears a Native American sentiment that I've handwritten and etched into the metal: "We have walked together in the shadow of a rainbow." These words have special meaning for me and remind me of our years together.
Rest in peace, my sweet boy.