Monday, June 13, 2011

Gettysburg Inspired Jewelry

photograph of napoleon cannons on a sunny afternoon in Gettysburg Virginia
Napoleon cannon at Gettysburg

Fred and I spent several days last month exploring the Civil War battlefields of Pensylvania Maryland and West Virginia.

Gettysburg where  brother fought against brother.
Antietem where  23 thousand soldiers were injured or killed in a 12 hour period.
Harpers Ferry whose strategic location made it a frequent site for skimishes that made the town inhabitable for those who called it home.
Gettysburg Address

During our journey I indulged my passion for making and collecting pressed pennies.
When we got home I turned them into a bracelet.

copper bracelet made with a pressed penny with image of crossed civil war swords
Gettysburg Penny Bracelet

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