My niece, Madison, spent 6 months in China during 2010 teaching English. She loved her time there and had many cherished memories. Her mother asked me to make Madison a memory key chain that would help her remember the great times that she spent in China. This is what I made for her.
I looked at the photos that her mother wanted to use and chose 3 of them that could be made in different sizes. I made a rectangle one out of the photo of the whole class of students. This rectangle glass really lends itself to group or landscape shots. Then I chose a 1 inch square to encase the photo of Madison sitting in a great stone window overlooking a large mountain. I wanted to finish off the design with a round photo charm and chose to use a 1 inch domed glass set in a silver pendant tray.
A 3/4" Sterling Silver disc has the location and year hand stamped and then brushed and polished. A 3/8" copper disc has Madison's initials "M R". Then to finish off the creation I used several wrapped green pearls and some large purple dangle beads. I love how this Memory Charm Cluster Key Chain turned out and I'm sure that Madison will absolutely love it too! (She's now serving on a church mission in Taiwan so it's being sent to her for her birthday.)