I recently had the pleasure of creating some beautiful memorial jewellery for the late Johannah Deakin or 'Jay', mother of One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson. Her sister-in-law, Sally, asked me to commemorate Johannah's wonderful spirit in the form of little memento necklaces and cufflinks to gift to her children and family members.
Sally sent me a dusky pink rose she dried from Johannah's wedding bouquet, which would form the basis of the design of each piece. I firstly started by restoring the rose petals back to their original colour, as they had faded and lost some of their vibrant tones. I used a specialised process to bring their colour back, and I then created 'flower confetti' with the petals in my signature design.
The ladies were gifted beautiful rose confetti natural resin heart necklaces, in either gold or silver, while Louis and the men received cufflinks. The result is a tiny happy memory encapsulated into a wearable memento that will hopefully help and offer comfort to those who face a difficult journey ahead.