This copper heart pendant teacher necklace with custom message in sterling silver was created for a client who wanted to give a warm thank-you to her child's teacher. This very special teacher accompanied her child through their elementary schools years, giving her support and pushing her to achieve even higher. My client decided she wanted a heart and a handpicked quote to be incorporated into the design. I chose to do a heart pendant from copper metal clay because I wanted it to have substance like all teachers do. After the copper clay was kiln fired to solid metal, I added a bit of texture and blackened the copper to bring out its beauty, like the beauty that all teachers have for their job. As I was thinking about the design, I decided that I wanted to incorporate a second metal like sterling silver and break up the quote. The inspiring saying read "to teach is to touch a life forever", I thought it would be cool to separate the words onto different sterling silver "plaques" or rectangles and have them staggered from tall to short. Each plaque was hand stamped with bits of the quote onto the sterling silver. The letters where darkened for easy reading and the sterling silver was polished to a high shine, like the brightness that all teachers have to their students. The quotes where then attached to the copper heart with sterling silver jump rings then strung from an 18" sterling silver cable necklace. In addition to all of this, we added the LPDstudios logo in copper. This necklace was designed and created by Lisa Parmer Ditty in her Pennsylvania studio. Contact LPDstudios to make your special person or special occasion even more spectacular.