Appling Kidney Project
Art from the Heart

Custom kidneys were designed in wax, cast and finished in Sterling Silver.  The spacious surface of kidneys on keychain allowed for engraved initials.


When a family friend approached me regarding designing a piece of jewelry for her husband, donor and donor's wife, I was honored and ready for the challenge. I have been designing lariat necklaces using various shapes. She loved the Circle Lariat Necklace and at that point we knew the direction to go in;  got to work! Each kidney was designed in wax then cast in Sterling Silver. Jayne and I are both so happy with this design. We nailed it!
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