I never met it face to face
I never knew my heart could sing
I never missed a warm embrace
Till April in Paris. . .”
-- E. Y. Harburg
Ah, the dream of Paris! A few months back I was contacted by the mother of a young girl whose imagination had been lit up by the light of that dream.
A lovely Eiffel Tower necklace and earrings set that I handmade with an assortment of purple and pink glass beads is listed in MoonlitMemory Etsy shop.
The finished jewelry set was designed via a series of problems being answered:
How can you invest in a special piece for a growing child?
So that she could wear the necklace now and in the future, I made an adjustable chain back.
How can you purchase a heartfelt present that she could keep for years while also keeping to a budget?
I chose a timeless solid sterling silver Eiffel charm as the pendant, offsetting the cost with practical silver-coated findings.
How do you keep up with a kid's changing tastes and favorites?
I found a medley of pretty pinks that will blend with everything from pastels to bold tones. This also allowed the jewelry to be sure to match her pink party dress when I had no way of knowing the exact color for certain.
How do you have a delicate-sized necklace posse an exuberance and excitement that matches the teen wearing it?
To keep the single strand from feeling dull, I picked beads in an assortment of sizes and shapes then interspaced them with varied touches of gleaming silver.
Mary was thrilled with the result! It was a fun commission and it meant so much to hear how happy we had made her daughter.