We have a giveaway...just for fun...and because we really enjoy our friends and readers and this warm and friendly place known as Blogland. A couple of months ago, my friend, Robin (A Nest With a View) was making beautiful soldered pieces and suggested we have a joint giveaway. She would make the necklace and I would make earrings to match. Then we would give them away together. So here we are!
Here is a picture of both the necklace and the earrings, draped over a cup from my Maternal Grandmother, Carol, and a sugar bowl from my Paternal grandmother, Helen. The necklace has a sterling silver cable chain and is decorated with three white Baroque pearls on each side You can see them on the side of the cup. Look closely. The tea pot set is one of my favorites. The Haviland china cup and saucer are beautiful and simple. Have you ever noticed that plates from the early twentieth century are so small? Hardly suitable for Thanksgiving!
Back to the point. Here is a picture which shows one side of the necklace. Robin, being Robin, does not do things half way. Her pendants have two sides and she collages them by hand, this one with vintage rose wallpaper and "peace" in old type. When I made the earrings, I matched the color of the rose with Czech flowers and used a tinier white Baroque bead as the center for each flower (you can kind of see them through the bead). I chose a sterling silver cable that was similar to Robin's but much tinier and more delicate, since the necklace has a delicate feel. The earwires are also sterling.
Here is the other side...a dove flying into the blue sky, then collaged on pink vintage wallpaper. Robin often puts birds in her art. I like that so much. They are "vintage Robin." The necklace chain clips into a larger ring on the front. Classic, and yet, trendy. I know you would like it.
A special giveaway and a special message as we who create begin to enter the holiday season...peace. I truly believe this is something we all long for, peace within and peace without. We may sometimes differ in how we think we should go about it, but we all long for it. This is only one thing that draws us all together.
So, to all of you in Blogland, a symbolic and a tangible gift. We are so excited to do this and share something of us with you. Your gift will come wrapped in the coolest linen envelope with a handmade bird tag at the top (both hand made by Robin). You can see them both in the top picture!
Sign up soon! You can sign up at either blog, but do visit both. Robin will probably have something funny to say and you won't want to miss it. You don't have to be a follower. On the other hand, we would love to have you be a follower. It is heartening to look at all those little faces each day.
We will be drawing the winner this Friday! Maybe it will be you!