Meghan ended up picking option #1 along with a wire wrapped bail. The entire piece was a given a liver of sulfur patina that was removed in spots and the words "Believe in Miracles." were hand-stamped on the right side of the pendant. The pendant is designed to be unisex.
Here is a photo of the necklace that was included in the the Masquerade Ball, which was held on May 1, 2010:
Meghan and I had also spoke about making the necklace available to more people. So I designed this display that included some information about the piece, along with a sign-up sheet. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the necklace went towards The Brandon J. Hendrick Believe in Miracles Foundation.
Here is some information about the foundation:
"The Brandon J. Hendrick Believe in Miracles Foundation is dedicated to the principal of providing financial assistance to families of children and young adults who face life threatening illnesses. It was founded in 2008 shortly before Brandon passed away from osteosarcoma. It was his wish to have a foundation set up that would help others who had to endure the physical, emotional and financial burdens associated with losing a loved one."The necklace is now available in my etsy shop, link to necklace: Believe in Miracles- Necklace. Half of the proceeds from the sale will go towards the BJH Believe in Miracles Foundation. So please head on over to my shop and support a great cause! The necklaces will only be available for a limited time.
For more information on the foundation, head on over to the foundation's website: www.believeinmiraclesfoundation.com