I was asked about 3 weeks ago from a young lady via Etsy, if I would be interest in creating something from the casings that were fired at her fathers funeral. My heart dropped a tad because I always hate to hear of someones passing. I accepted the challenge! A couple of weeks of us writing each other back and forth, we finally decided on the keychains. I did a little practice drawings and a little research on what to draw on the casings. We came up with the idea of flowers from Hawaii and some simple vines. I dug through my "junk jewelry" and found some great items I knew would look awesome and that would relate to her father. She sent me the casings and I got to work almost immediately when they arrived at my house.
I am so thrilled that they turned out beautifully! I have not done many casings this size, only about 3 others. And these were so special I didnt want to make any kind of error. I asked if I could show off these casings, and she said "Feel free, you should be proud, they look great! I feel very honored that she had asked me and I am so glad she really likes them.
Thank you again Celeste!