The festive season is always a busy time for The Secret Rose, with the weeks leading up to Christmas Day generally being chock-a-block with orders for custom Christmas presents.
I’m a strong believer in unique and one-of-a-kind gifts – there really is nothing more special than receiving something that was created with you in mind, especially for you. One of my products that is particularly popular as a gift, especially at this time of year, is the initial necklace.
Comprising of two different styles, initial necklaces can either be made in pendant form (with one initial of your choice, a salvaged charm and a bead) or in locket form (comprising one or two initials of your choice and a bead or charm).
This festive season had me working on a few different ones, and following a trip to a few flea markets a couple of weeks ago where I specifically searched for different charms from old pieces of jewellery that could go with them, I’m absolutely in love with the way they all turned out, each with their own coordinating charms and beads. Here’s hoping their recipients get as much joy out of them as I did out of creating and putting them together!
Photos by the ever-patient Richard Muscat Azzopardi.