Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Personalised Photo Jewellery – 21st Birthday Gifts

Hi all, I haven’t really planned anything to blog about this week so I thought I would show off a custom jewellery order that I completed last week. I was asked to make some pieces of personalised photo jewellery for a lady to give as a gift to her sister for her 21st birthday.

The request was for a pair of earrings containing photographs of her sister as a baby and a more recent shot. And this is what I came up with; the photographs have been set within sterling silver oval -shaped pendant bezels on sterling silver fishhook earrings.

Personalised Photo Jewellery...and this is how I made them; I took the digital photograph and scaled it down to suit the size of the pendant. I then took a template of the pendant and removed the unwanted area surrounding the oval.

Photo jewellery designI then superimposed the oval shaped photograph over a photograph of the silver pendant bezel and sent it to the customer for approval.

personalised jewellery designThe photograph was then printed and cut, placed within the pendant bezel and sealed with resin, creating a slight domed effect with the resin over the pendant. I also made this personalised pendant for her which was again a sterling silver pendant bezel with 21st encased inside with resin. I actually used letter peel-offs, the kind you use for card making to form the ‘21st’ and it is very effective and an unusual birthday gift for the young lady.

21st birthday giftsTo further personalise the pendant and earrings I engraved the back of each item with a different message, engraving the phrases ‘Happy 21st Birthday’, ‘11th March 2011’ and ‘Love Eva & Hannah’ onto the backs of the jewellery.

personalised & engraved jewelleryIf you would like to find out more about my photo jewellery, how it is made and the types of jewellery that I offer, please visit my personalised photo jewellery website page.


  1. Love all three of those pieces! How brilliant does that peel-off look!!

    Very impressed with your etching skills too...

    Ali x

  2. Wow, those are fabulous Mick.


  3. Thanks both! I would be made up if I had received something like that for my 21st birthday...all I got was a hangover the next day!


  4. Absolutely brilliant Mick, these are wonderful pieces - so personal and unique too, I'm sure the recipient will love them!!


  5. Thank you Laura...they were extremely fun to make too!


  6. Those three pieces are the best. They are perfect as gifts to be given to a person who's turning 21.