Custom keepsake pendants short on shine, but long on cool

custom wooden pendant portrantsI just think that custom pendants make the ultimate Mother’s Day gift. We always have a few featured on our Mother’s Day Gift Guide each year but here’s one more that’s a far cry from the typical mommy jewelry that scares some (hello!) moms off.

The custom portrait pendants from Henderson Dry Goods are nothing short of amazing looking. You just email a jpg of your kids, your grandma’s wedding picture, a baby photo–you name it. The photo gets printed onto walnut veneer backed with silver, finished with one of three decorative borders, and then hangs from an oxidized silver chain. The effect is like an old Victorian photo–only modern and not Victorian at all. They can also do it on cufflinks for the menfolk.

These custom pendants take 2-3 weeks to ship (maybe sooner if you beg?) so order stat if you want to make Mother’s Day. Or heck, do what my man does most years and tell me the gift is on its way soon. When it’s this cool, it’s definitely worth the wait. –Liz

Find the custom portrait pendants from Henderson Dry Goods online.

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  • Reply April 26, 2011


    So many unique qualities about this design! The walnut veneer and sepia tone bring out a warmth in the photos. Great gift idea!

  • Reply April 26, 2011


    B E A U T I F U L !

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