Are you still looking for a great gift or maybe a stocking stuffer for someone special? Maybe you need a gift for a party, or want to do just a little something for a spiritual mentor in your life. I had the pleasure of receiving for review a beautiful Hymn Art Necklace made by Melinda Martin, known on Etsy as The Minister’s Wife.
Melinda has done a beautiful job of taking the songs we know and love, finding them in the gorgeous shaped notes style, and turning them into magnificent pieces of wearable statements of faith. These are very sturdy pieces, and I have no doubt that they will last and last to become one of your favorite accessories!
The first time I wore mine to church, everyone wanted to see it and to see what it said, and wanted to know where I got it. I told them – a friend of mine online makes these! Melinda’s contact information is on a sticker (easily removed, no sticky residue, either) on the back of the piece. Since these necklaces only cost $20 each including free first-class shipping, these are easy gifts for loved ones or to keep on hand for when you need something to share.
Some of the hymns Melinda includes on these necklaces include these lines:
- Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound
- Rock of ages, cleft for me
- Oh, I want to see Him, look upon His face
- Just a closer walk with Thee
- Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling
- A sinner has come home
- Mercy there was great, and grace was free
- Glory to His name
- Peace! Peace! Wonderful Peace!
- What a friend we have in Jesus
- When nothing else could help, Love lifted me
- Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him
- I’m standing on the promises of God
- I know who holds my hand
- …and still even more than this! Ask about custom pieces as well!
Each piece is assembled by Melinda individually, in a smoke-free and pet-free environment. The paper under the glass has been sealed and glue has been applied to all four sides. Melinda states that these are not really water proof, but are fine to wear even if it’s raining and yucky outside. The chain is 18 inches long and the horizontal pendant is 2 inches wide by 1 inch tall; the bails are about an inch and a half apart, putting the total length of the necklace at about 19.5 inches.
The purchase price is $20 for each necklace, including the necklace, the organza bag it’s delivered in, and first-class shipping. If you order more than one necklace, Melinda will upgrade the shipping to priority mail. Speaking of the organza bag – did you see that first picture up top? When the necklaces come, delivered. they are inside the organza bag and wrapped carefully in bubble wrap so that the chain doesn’t tangle in shipping. It’s beautiful! With the neat packaging, this is a perfect gift to ship directly to your loved ones who live far away. You can be sure that Melinda will treat it with love!
If you are interested in using these necklaces as a fundraising activity for your group, Melinda is willing to provide them at wholesale pricing. For that information, you’ll need to contact her directly by email.