Before 2007 ended, I received something in the mail that was a surprise and pleasure. It was a package from Jo Anna of Light Drop Jewelry, a site for handmade jewelry with a little bit of a difference in that the pendant has personalized words on both sides of the glass bead. These unique bits of jewelry have been explained thus on the website:
Light Drop Jewelry was created by one woman with the desire to enliven and inspire people. These special, handmade necklaces reveal words on both sides that spark the spirit and evoke human emotions. Made from glass, the unique pendants look like little drops of light around your neck. Light Drops can be fun and/or spiritual in nature ,and each is an original work of art. Light Drops make the perfect gift for someone you love. With many inspirational and religious words and phrases, Light Drop necklaces can be reminders of spiritual goals. You can wear the more light-hearted combos to remind you of the fun in life. Or, you can personalize a pendant with words and phrases that are near and dear to you.
When I saw the pictures of the collection on the website, I had the impression that the pendant was a flat disc with words inscribed on the inside, that could be worn either way. However, when I received it, I realised that it was not a flat disc at all, but a glass drop with wire around its middle, and it was a little larger and heavier than I expected. Here are the pictures of the one I received – one side says Grace and the other says Divine.
The glass drop does look like a light drop and it is truly a unique piece of jewelry that is pleasing to the eye. It comes on an organza ribbon with a clasp for you to wear around your neck and it is worn as a short necklace. I am quite impressed by it, honestly, because I’ve never seen anything like it, and I like the inscriptions in it, which you can choose to customize.
These pendants are available to order online and cost US$30 for the pre-made inscriptions and US$45 for the personalized ones. The website doesn’t mention if they ship outside of the USA, but if you are outside of the USA and are interested, try emailing Jo Anna through the contact form on the site. She’s very friendly and helpful and I’m sure something can be worked out.
Update: It appears the site is no longer valid