Gravestones made in the late 1600s to early 1800s offer delightfully imaginative artwork.

To create these necklaces, I chose a stone with an image or name that appealed to me. I photographed the stone and recreated the artwork. That artwork was then etched into a solid brass disk which I patinated and polished. A pearl is added to symbolize passage through the pearly gates of heaven.

These necklaces combine my love of genealogy with my love of art. Below is a listing of the names and images I am currently making, from Maine and Massachusetts. If you have a special request, please contact me! These make wonderfully personal gifts and are great for family reunions.
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Name: Reverend Benjamin Allen

Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, South Portland, Maine

Died: May 6, 1754, age 65

Inscription: Here ly buried the remains of the Revd. Mr. Benjamin Allen late Pastor of the Second Church of Christ in Falmouth who Departed this life May 6th AD. 1754 Ętatis Suae 65 Sic contigit nobis vivere Sicque mori

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Name: Cornelius Bramhall

Buried: Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine

Died: March 28, 1761, age 53

Inscription: In memory of Mr. Cornelius Bramhall Who decd. March ye 28th 1761 in ye 53 year of his age.

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Name: Abigail Curtis

Buried: First Parish Cemetery, York, Maine

Died: August 26, 1720, age 3

Inscription: Here lies ye body of Abigail Curtis, who was born Feb'y 22d 1717-18 and died August 26th 1720.

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Name: Mary Delano

Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, South Portland, Maine

Died: June 20, 1783, age 38

Inscription: Here lies the Body of Mary Delano wife of Barzillai Delano who departed this life June 20th 1783 in the 38th Year of her Age

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Name: Alice Hart

Buried: Old Burying Ground, Ipswich, MA

Died: June 8, 1682, age 70

Inscription: Here Lyes Buried Ye Body of Mrs Alice Hart Wife to Mr Thomas Hart Who Died: June Ye 8, 1682 Aged About 70 Years.

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Name: Major Dominicus Jordan, Jr.

Buried: Olde Spurwink Plantation Graveyard, Cape Elizabeth, ME

Died: May 20, 1749, age 66

Inscription: here lyes buried the body of Major Dominicus Jordan who died may ye 20 th 1749 in ye 66th year of his age

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Name: Mary Jordan

Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, South Portland, ME

Died: October 10, 1796, age 91

Inscription: In Memory of Mary Jordan Wife of Nathaniel Jordan who died Octr. 10th 1796, Aged 91 Years

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Name: Tabitha Longfellow

Buried: Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine

Died: January 11, 1777, age 54

Inscription: To the Memory of Mrs. Tabitha Longfellow the virtuous Consort of Stephen Longfellow Esqr. who died Jany. 11th AD. 1777 in the 54th Year of her Age. Her Life was exemplary and her End Peace.

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Name: Ruthe Lyman

Buried: First Parish Cemetery, York, Maine

Died: June 22, 1785, age 23

Inscription: In Memory of Miss Ruthe Lyman who was possessed of many amiable qualities, the joy of her Parents, the delight of her connexions and beloved of all: if youth, if Virtue deserve a tear, reader, drop it here when the engraving of this stone inform you when she left her weeping friends in the 23d year of her age June 22d 1785.

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Name: Lucy Pierce

Buried: Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine

Died: October 31, 1802, age 30

Inscription: In memory of Lucy Pierce wife of Eli Pierce, who died Oct. 31, 1802 Ęt. 30. Remember me as you pass by, For as you are, so once was I And as I am so you must be.

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Name: Mehetable Walker

Buried: Bradford Burial Ground, Bradford, Massachusetts

Died: August 6, 1779, Age 65

Inscription: In memory of Mrs. Mehetable The Wife of Deacon David Walker Who Died Aug. the 6th in the 65th year of Her Age.

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Name: Barbara Woster

Buried: Central Burying Ground, Boston, MA

Died: 12/1/1807, age 6 months & 12 days, age 38

Inscription: In Memory of Barbara Woster. Daugr. of Eli & Barbara Woster. who died Dec. 1. 1807. Aged 6 M0. & 12 Days.

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