A little piece of home

First came love, then came marriage… then came a move to the Big Apple. Houston newlyweds, Colin and Elisa moved to New York in order for Colin to pursue his master’s degree at Columbia University.

Knowing how much his wife missed home, Colin began looking for a special gift, made by a true Texas artisan. After finding CustomMade, he began working with Houston-based Maker, Vanessa Parker to create a pendant in the shape of their home state for Elisa’s first Mother’s Day.

Overjoyed by the gift, Elisa even wore it during the birth of their son, Finn. With the pendant close to her heart, and a bag of soil from home under the bed, Finn was born from the Heart of Texas.

A personalized piece can capture a moment in your life, and make it last forever. Watch Colin and Elisa’s story above, and get inspired to create a custom project for someone you love.

Tell us about a special gift you’ve given in the comments section below.



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