Creating Custom Silver Pendants Using Photos of Your Children, Parents, or Loved Ones for Inspiration
Photo jewelry can make beautiful mementos for you as well as personalized gifts for your friends and family. If you’re wondering what’s the best way to create photo jewelry, our CustomMade artisans offer a variety of options, all quite affordable, for using your photos in a one-of-a-kind custom jewelry design. Here are some stunning examples of custom pendants made from silver with images provided by customers.
Cast in Metal to Last a Lifetime
You’ve got the cutest little baby face, and if you have a photo of that face, be it a child or even a pet, J Bennett Ragan Custom Designs can capture their likenesses in charms or pendants suitable for necklaces, bracelets, or other pieces of custom jewelry. When you send your photo to artisan Joel Ragan, he and his team of experts will analyze it and create a 3D relief model in wax. You can receive a free digital preview of what your pendant will look like before being cast in your choice of sterling silver or 14k gold.
Oriels: Windows to Your World
Would you like miniature portraits that feature loved ones surrounded by the things you both cherished that you can carry close to your heart? Virginia Simpson-Magruder of Kentucky Girl Designs has a style of pendant she calls “Oriels,” small, glass-encased “wearable collage artworks,” perfect for you. Like their namesake distinctive bay windows, Virginia’s Oriels offer a broad yet intimate view within their frames. Send her a physical photograph or a .jpg and she’ll send you a questionnaire asking for “favorite colors, fabrics, memorabilia, even word associations!” The striking “Our Town” vintage heirloom hand-soldered glass pendant shown here honors the artisan’s grandmother, Virginia. While the sepia photo can’t capture her blue eyes, the choice of background does. The frames for your commissioned pendant can also be detailed with decorative solder beading, Swarovski crystal beads, and charms.
Photo Transfers: Silver Screen Moments
Vanessa Parker of Betoj Designs can immortalize your favorite photograph on the silver screen, or at least a small silver screen, by using the Image Transfer System (ITS), developed by Sherri Haab, to heat transfer your scanned photo directly onto the metal. These sterling silver image transfer photo keepsake pendants will preserve your memories and make wonderful personalized jewelry gifts. Contact Vanessa and discuss the pendant design style that will go best with your picture. If you don’t have a scan of your photo to upload with your inquiry, you can send her the actual photo and she’ll scan it for you.
If one of these methods for using photos of special people, places, and times to create custom made jewelry appeals to you, contact the artisans and share your memories with them. You can also upload your photo and design ideas on our CustomMade “Get it Made” job board and you’ll soon have artisans interested in your project contacting you.