Yes my eyes may be sore, yes reading a book will not be the same again but I think what I made my wife recently was well worth it!
This is a necklace personalised with her name written on a single grain of rice.
With a steady hand and lots and lots of practice and patience I have managed to master the art of rice writing. Recognised as a symbol of good luck, prosperity and fertility (but we will ignore the last one!), writing on a single grain of rice dates back to ancient times and originates from Ancient Turkey and India.
Currently I can comfortably write 16 characters on a single grain of rice (eight characters per side), which covers most names and messages. However I am slowly aiming for the record of two hundred characters, made by a man in Turkey a long time ago and written with a strand of hair!
If you would like to know more about name on rice writing and its history and symbolism, please visit my website page Personalised Name Jewellery.