Adornments Creates Jewelry for Adoption Benefit!

October 23, 2009 at 4:01 PM (Adornments News, Jewelry) (, , , , , , , , )

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Adornments recently donated custom jewelry created with adoption in mind for auction at An Orphan’s Ticket Home adoption benefit.  All proceeds from the auction went towards helping families with the costs of adopting overseas orphans.

It was a lovely event coordinated by Courtney Hammons from “A Magical Affair” with live music by Sparrow Recording Artist, Britt Nicole,  and guest speaker and author of Fields of the Fatherless and Red Letters, Tom Davis.

Adornments donated two original pieces for this benefit:

A pendant entitled “Family” featuring a Copper and Silver parent figures embracing a 14k yellow gold child figure adorned with a ruby as well as a blue handbag entitled “It Takes A Village…” featuring Copper and Brass adult figures celebrating the first steps of a Silver child.

Here are some in progress shots of the pendant!

We started with a concept drawing. The red indicates the various layers of metal we plan to use.

We started with a concept drawing. The red indicates the various layers of metal we plan to use.

First step after drawing is cutting out the metal layers.

Silver & copper layers ready to be cut.

Silver & copper layers ready to be cut.

This is what the pieces look like just after sawing them out.. Are you scared yet?? 🙂

Silver & copper layers cutAfter the pieces are all cut out, we domed them slightly and then set them up to be soldered together.

Yikes! Fire!!

Yikes! Fire!!

This is the pendant just after soldering all the pieces together (well, ok, we cleaned it up a bit with sandpaper too). Ready to be polished!

Soldered "Family" pendant

Soldered "Family" pendant

Haha! Safety first!! I love what that mask does to my ear!

Suiting up to polish!

Suiting up to polish!

Polishing!

Polishing!

And, finally! The finished piece!

"Family"

"Family"

We were honored to be asked to participate in this event and had a great time at the Gala! For more information on an Orphan’s Ticket Home and how to get involved with this program, please visit http://www.orphanstickethome.org/. And on a final note, we leave you with this… love it when they have photo booths at events!

The Adornments ladies at the Gala!

The Adornments ladies at the Gala

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