I recently had the pleasure of making a sterling silver keyring full of meaning for a lovely lady called Karen. Her son lives with autism and Karen was so delighted when he produced this drawing of him holding his Mum's hand.
I used a new etching process on sterling silver sheet to replicate the detail of his drawing. The piece was finished using traditional silversmithing techniques and the quirky shape gives the piece a modern look. Finally, the heavyweight keyring was hallmarked at Birmingham Assay Office before being sent to a delighted client.
I know Karen will treasure this forever and she was happy for me to share her story with you all.