Monday, September 9, 2013

I Would Like to Present . . .

A good friend and fellow Jetteam member on Etsy is Norah Downey, owner of the the shop Silver Initial Jewelry  Norah's unique, one-of-a-kind initials are crafted by hand making use of eco-friendly, recycled silver made with wax seals, many from as early as the 1800's.  Her designs are personalized and can be used as pendants, key chains, charms for bracelets, and many more uses.  Both men and women can enjoy wearing one of these designs.

One of my favorite designs is this one, which just happens to be displayed with my initial!

This piece is displayed very beautifully as a silk wrap bracelet.

The crafting of these beautiful initials comes from a very interesting history of wax seals. Most of us are familiar with the use of wax seals to seal letters, many of those between lovers.  Norah had eloquently described the history of wax seals in a section of her shop. You can read that history here:

                                These are just some examples of wax seals.

Norah has several sizes of initials ranging from petite ones . . .

If you are planning a gift for someone special in your life--or yourself--consider one of these lovely initials.  It will be an extra special treat.  Silver Initial Jewelry by Norah Downey

1 comment:

  1. Nancy, this is fantastic! You really covered what my new shop is all about! Thank you for taking the time to write this.