Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sophia & Ellie's necklace, Tina

Sophia and Ellie's Necklace, 2009
Sterling silver metalwork


about the piece.
In Tina's words, "Immediately after losing my twins, Sophia and Ellie, I wanted so badly to have a piece of jewelry to represent them. Two days after delivering them, I was home alone for a short time. I went into my studio, stamped their names on a disc, and after a couple revisions, I came up with this piece. Wearing it brings me comfort and connects me to my babies who cannot be here with me."

about the contributor.
Tina is married to Hutch and has two living children. She lives in California in the United States. Her identical twins, Sophia and Ellie, were born in April 2009 at just 21weeks gestation. She is learning to navigate through this world without two of her children by her side. Tina is hoping to bring Sophia's and Ellie's sibling safely into this world this summer.

Tina writes about her journey at Living Without Sophia and Ellie and sells this piece and more in her etsy shop, Mama Mia.


  1. beautiful jewelry from a wonderful mama!

    Thank you, Tina.

    Lots of love

  2. Wonderful and fitting way to remember your babies

    thanks for sharing

  3. Incredible...and made even moreso by the fact that she made it.

  4. It is beautiful. Tina creates beautiful jewelry!

  5. This so beautiful: simple and elegant.

  6. So beautiful! I love the pieces you make Tina...

  7. Such a nice necklace!I really want to have this necklace with my name.But how can i have this? I dont know where to buy this necklace.Thanks for the information.


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