Originally, I made this Mama and Baby Duck Pendant for a woman who had just adopted a baby from another country. She wanted a design to represent her blessing, but didn't know what. I asked her to tell me what she loved and she said, "I love God, life, family, nature, animals, hiking, etc." That very day, I stopped to let a family of ducks cross the road and it hit me. Ducks and Geese are well known for "imprinting". They can recognize and bond with their caregivers, even if that caregiver isn't their biological mother. I guess you could say that a profound bond between a parent and a child, no matter what biology or lack of biology they share, is a form of imprinting we call love.
When I showed her this design and mentioned imprinting, she nearly jumped out of her chair. "I LOVE IT! It's Sooo Right!" She purchased another one for her, "adoption buddy," and told a few others about the design. I've sold several of them with slight variations here and there. Finally, I had the time to list one on Etsy. So, at her suggestion, I call it my Adoption Design, but really it applies to all parents, all guardians.
This Pendant is made from Fine Silver, which is .999% Silver. It connects to a Sterling Silver Chain via two Sterling Silver Clasps and Sterling Silver Wire. It has been hammered to add texture and additional sparkle. This piece follows my strongest design theme, Simplicity and Beauty mixed with Faith. I hope you like it as much as I do! You can find it in my Etsy Shop, Maggie McMane Designs. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MaggieMcManeDesigns
Here are some other Mama Metal Necklaces listed in my Etsy Shop.