Once upon a time, when my mom was young, she was given a beautiful pendant as a gift. It was a clear Lucite heart with tiny rose embedded in it. She loved this pendant, and it stayed with her through her life. Mom cherished this pendant and the story behind it. (I won't relate the story here, as I don't want to mess up the details.) She had planned to give it to her first granddaughter.
My mom likes to walk, she takes walks every day, and she loved to wear her pendant. One day she had trouble with the clasp and the pendant fell off during her walk. She had lost this cherished possession. When she called to tell me, she was so very sad. Weeks went by, but she never found it.
Now I believe that our love for our things is tied to the memories they stir. While the memory is within us, it is perfectly understandable that we sometimes want a physical reminder. It tells us where we come from, attaches us to our past and helps us carry our history into the future. So when I thought about what I might give mom for Mothers' Day, I thought about her lost heart. I decided to give her back her memory. I tried to find something similar, but I couldn't. So instead, I watched a few videos online, bought some supplies, and set to work to create this resin heart...
It isn't exactly the same as the lost pendant, but I hope it will help keep the memory alive. And maybe add a few new ones. Marina added the chain with a very secure clasp.
It's the first time I've ever made a resin pendant. Isn't it amazing what you can learn to do on your own?