For a love the lasts forever.
"I asked my grandma if I could use one of their letters to make a bracelet, so that I always had my family with me," Coomes said. "She loved the idea. I used the back page of an original letter from New Year's Eve in 1943." Coomes also made a necklace and ring for her grandmother.
People loved the idea of jewelry made from real vintage love letters, and they also had the option to have jewelry made from their own personal letters. "My grandpa signed many of his letters: 'With oceans of love and a kiss on every wave.' She signed hers: 'Forever Yours, Agnes,' which inspired my business name," Coomes said.
She makes a copy of the letter she's using, and she adheres it to clear glass. Then, she adds glass fragments and stones to complete the look. Her collection includes earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, and cufflinks. Prices range from $50-100 with custom pieces incurring an additional $20 fee.
"A few years ago, a terminally ill teenager named Zach Sobiech wrote a song called 'Clouds' as a way to help is family cope with his fate. It made international news thanks to a documentary made about his story," Coomes said. After his death, Coomes turned his written song into a piece of jewelry for his mother.
"I feel like one's handwriting is much like a fingerprint; it can't be perfectly reproduced, so it's incredibly sentimental to wear one's words," she said.
You can check out all of her designs here.