When I traveled to Ireland with friends, several years ago now, I went looking through shops trying to find medallions or medals that I could convert to jewelry designs, as an inspiration. I wasn't able to find any, except in one shop window I peeked through but the shop was not open at the time and I couldn't ever get into it.
With the Memorial Day holiday in the US coming up, I guess I'm thinking again about medallions and medals, so I made this piece to resemble an antique emblem that might have passed down through the generations.
There's a sailing ship in the center, with the crown on top and thistles on the sides and bottom. I can't read all the latin inscription, but I am thinking it's something inspirational.
I think it's time for a celebration with a giveaway, I'll think of what I can come up with. What are we celebrating?
50,000 hits on the blog was reached yesterday.
That's amazing to me.
I found out the blog is ranked #9 on a Jewelry Wiki site.
And the Etsy shop is teetering on the edge of 1000 sales in the one shop, and 900 sales in the other shop. When I add that together, it's almost scary to know I've created that many items, much less that someone is enjoying them and creating with them.
So keep an eye peeled later in the week for a giveaway - as a thank you! and celebration.
None of it would have been possible without YOU!