Some years ago I was introduced to a local diver who works in the ship yards.
It is grueling work,
diving into the port waters to scrub barnacles,
remove wire from propellers,
underwater welding and the like.
Because of his own hearing issues,
he has dedicated his spare time
to teach the American Sign Language for the Deaf.
A pendant in shape of the American sign language for the deaf meaning “I Love You”
I met him at a local coffee shop
we got to talking about diving,
welding and such when I spoke about my work as a jeweler
he became very enthusiastic.
On the spot he commissioned the I Love You Amulet,
a heart shaped piece with a hand in the I Love You sign.
He then asked me to make copies for his Christmas gifts that year.
Each Yule he drops by my home to pick up another batch for his students.
He has encouraged me to include these amulets as a part of my line
in hope that if no other word in this language is learned,
the gesture of Love is noticed around the necks of people everywhere.
I Love You Amulet may be used as a Talisman,