VWDJewelry

Memorial Pendants

Illinois, United States · 54 Sales

VWDJewelry

Memorial Pendants

Illinois, United States 54 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(26)

Announcement   Greetings and welcome to my jewelry studio! Here you'll find high quality, unique, handmade jewelry. Making custom memorial pendants is my primary focus but I love making all types of jewelry. I enjoy using all the metals but work primarily with silver and gold in combination with stones, pearls, fossils and sometimes, found objects.

Every piece you order is made by me with kind of attention found only in a small owner-run studios. Your purchase will be sent beautifully packaged and ready for gift giving.

Announcement

Greetings and welcome to my jewelry studio! Here you'll find high quality, unique, handmade jewelry. Making custom memorial pendants is my primary focus but I love making all types of jewelry. I enjoy using all the metals but work primarily with silver and gold in combination with stones, pearls, fossils and sometimes, found objects.

Every piece you order is made by me with kind of attention found only in a small owner-run studios. Your purchase will be sent beautifully packaged and ready for gift giving.

Victoria Woollen-Danner

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Victoria Woollen-Danner

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Memento Vitae Cremation Pendant
US$375.00
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US$750.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(26)
ccabmac

ccabmac on Aug 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I wanted something very special to have as a remembrance of my Dad and Victoria made a piece that is beautiful and will always be a treasure to me.

lorettany

lorettany on Jun 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

As soon as I opened my package this morning, I knew this was going to be so special to me. The pendant is gorgeous--exactly as I'd hoped. Victoria is so kind and attentive--a truly special artist and person. Thank you!

Ashley Helm

Ashley Helm on Apr 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I sent a pendant to Victoria that was made by another artist-that artist completely missed the mark, my heart was truly so sad. Then I had the idea to contact Victoria (who has made other pieces of jewelry for me) to see if she would be interested in helping me remake this baby into something that actually reflected my personality and style. Of course she transformed an over worked fabricated silver cage pendant that was so not me into something that I am truly proud to wear. Her design captured all the things I envisioned...perfectly! She is so intuitive and talented. This pendant she made is incredibly unique, you can see and feel the care and craftsmanship put into each piece, it truly beams with beauty and love. I have so much appreciation and gratitude for Victoria, she truly has a gift for making exquisitely unique jewelry

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About

Creating Jewelry that Celebrates and Remembers

Simply put, I love working with my hands and making stuff! Luckily, I have had the opportunity to seriously pursue my passion, making jewelry.

Even though I make all types of jewelry, from earrings to bracelets, my focus has turned mainly to cremation pendant reliquaries. When I lost my mother and then my husband, I became aware that there was nothing aesthetically acceptable on the market to hold the ashes of the two most important people in my life. I discovered, too, I wasn't alone in this need. So began my line I call "Memento Vitae." Often, I make these pendants from the rings of a beloved who has been lost.

My mission is to make these "Mementos" as relevant and sacred to the family as I possibly can.

I have taught metalsmithing and enameling workshops to children and adults and have worked as a bench jeweler in a fine jewelry store, as well as at craft fairs and independently in my own studio where I often provide private tutoring.

I divide my time between Maine and Illinois where I continue to pursue metal smithing and am actively involved in craft associations in both states. Lucky me!

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  • Victoria Woollen-Danner

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My work is inspired by the simple elegance, color and patterns of the natural world. Precious metals, gems and enamels are my primary palette. I also work with more common materials, including copper, brass, and found objects.

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Last updated on Apr 17, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I am often asked, "How do we create a custom Memento Vitae?" We will talk back and forth via Etsy. You can ask me as many questions as you need to! Don't worry, I will be asking you questions, too! As we talk, you will have time to reflect on what has personal significance for you in relation to your loved one, which I will do my best to incorporate into your pendant.

Care instructions

As with all jewelry, exposure to chemicals, hair products and perfumes should be avoided. Most of my jewelry can withstand a light washing in a gentle detergent. Jewelry made with a leather component is the exception.

Memento Vitae orders include a complimentary cleaning cloth to keep your pendant looking fresh.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All my work comes beautifully packaged and worthy of gift giving!

The Memento Vitae includes a sturdy, hinged presentation box that arrives cradled in tissue, along with a complimentary cleaning cloth in a pretty taffeta bag.