The 3rd Anniversary is Glass.
Using sea-worn glass found during my scouring of the Sussex shores, I can create a special sculpture to celebrate your third wedding anniversary together.
Glass has a unique shine and texture and can easily be used in a sculpture to reflect the tradition.
A recent anniversary mixed media mosaic commission involved a free hanging mosaic heart utilising pieces of beautiful pottery, many pieces with real 1930's designs. This was hung in the front of a metal edged 3 dimensional box frame lined with poetry quotes and dates, names and details embellished with jewels and glitter. This could also be done with shards of glass used instead of pottery.
Or maybe, you would just like a pottery heart made of mosaic incorporating glass pieces. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your very own commission.
Prices for this sort of design are from £75.00 and the size is about 8" - 10" square although frames vary as to what I have in stock.
A popular alternative to a sculpture, yet still maintaining the tradition of glass in the anniversary gift are my papier mache framed mirrors. Below are three mirrors individually themed with something very personal to celebrate their anniversary (from left to right; a holiday in Vancouver, a rugby-loving couple where one supports the Springbok the other the All Blacks and a rowing fanatic).
This web site has many replicas of actual couple's and their pursuits. To view them, please browse the links below as well as the Weddings, Mirrors and the Sports sculpture pages. Similar ideas to these could be suitable for any anniversary. Of course, these would be suitable for any anniversary and glass can always be incorporated into the design to add that traditional touch.
To make the gift even more personal, each sculpture has a Driftwood Dreams label mounted on the rear of the sculpture with your own special message.
I do take pride in being able to capture that special moment, unique place or individual detail in my unique plaques. If you cannot come up with an idea yourself, I am more than happy to help with suggestions and I can work from a photo or just my vivid imagination! These artworks are really a special thing to own and so perfect as traditional anniversary gifts.
I am also always available to have an informal discussion or to suggest a commission for you to think about.
If you are looking for unusual anniversary ideas for gifts, please email email@example.com to discuss a commission.
Please follow the link to commissions to answer any queries you may have on commissioning an item, choosing an ideas, creating a design, requirements, payments, delivery and any other questions you might have.
Please follow the links below for some examples of other traditional anniversary gifts.
Remember I can always incorporate pearls, rubies, leather, diamonds as appropriate to suit your anniversary.
Perhaps you may be interested in an alternative romantic gift such as a watercolour or silhouette. If so, please click Romantic Presents