Monday, March 5, 2012

Greta - a necklace made for auction

I was asked a few months ago to donate a piece of jewelry for a silent auction at a fund raising event. At the time I was going away on holiday soon, so I planned to bring some beads with me, but did I remember to pack them the last minute? Anyhow, the event will be on this Saturday evening, so I started this piece two weeks ago, and finished it last night, just in time to send it in. Originally I was going to make a smaller, simpler and more wearable necklace, but I wasn't happy with how it looked, so I added a little more.... and a little more.... and a little more.... The main stones are Swarovski crystal AB, which I beaded around and set on a base of black lace. Added some diamantes, Swarovski pearls, glass pearls, seed beads, and a filigree metal stamping which was originally bright silver in colour (I painted it with acrylics, alcohol inks and Gilder's paste, and varnished it with DG3). Also made a pair of matching earrings, which I haven't included in the photos. I think it looks rather Art deco, and I'm quite happy with how it turns out. It's very sparkly in real life. Apparently this will be the only jewelry item in the auction. Must admit I'm feeling a little nervous now. Hopefully someone will bid for it on the night. Thanks for looking, and please click on the photos if you would like a larger view.

PS. Just a quick update - the necklace was sold at auction for a fantastic price. I was so relieved that someone bought it, and that I didn't have to bid for it myself, LOL.

23 comments:

  1. Espectacular!!! Es precioso!!!

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  2. Dear Caroline,
    this is a regal, elegant and amazing piece of jewelry, congratulations! Wish you good luck for the auction.
    Send you my best wishes and greetings from Lower-Austria:
    Uli

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  3. Thank you for your lovely comments, Nieves and Uli. I just hope it will sell on the night. :)Many thanks again!

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  4. Estoy realmente impresionada con los trabajos que haces.
    Felicidades!!!
    Un saludo.

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  5. A lovely piece - I'm sure it will sell well, and the lucky bidder will have a real treasure!
    Sonya

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  6. Hi De quita pons and Sonya,
    Thanks for writing. Your comments are much appreciated.

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  7. It's gorgeous -- I know people will be fighting each other to be the high bidder!

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  8. Thanks for leaving me a comment, Bobbie. Glad you like it.

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  9. Beautiful shape and style :)
    Greetings,
    -Eva Maria

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  10. Fantastico, es maravilloso!!!!!!!
    Un saludo.

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  11. Thanks Eva Maria and De quita pons. :) I'm just so relieved that it was sold on the night.

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  12. Hi,Caroline:-)
    I've found Your Blog today and I can say-I'm very much impressed with Your fabulous Work.
    All Your pendants are incredibly rich of colors,textures and tastes.I admire Your Creativity and I can say: I'll be visiting Your Blog with pleasure.Warm Greetings from Sweden-Halinka-

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  13. Thank you all lovely ladies for your comments. I'm very glad that you like my work and left such positive comments. Much appreciated! :)

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  14. Stunning Caroline!

    Beautiful black!

    Congratulations!

    xxx
    Kaz

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  15. Es realmente maravilloso todo lo que haces!!!!

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  16. Hi Caroline!!!
    I have come here from Beads Perles and if you allow me, from now on will visit often, because I love all your beadwork. They are wonderful!!!
    Greetings!!!
    Lyra

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  17. Thankyou, Lyra. I'll be honored to have you visit my blog. Thanks for leaving me such positive comments. :)

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  18. Hi Legolas,
    Thanks for your lovely comment, and glad you like it.
    Have a great day!

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  19. Is Caroline Fung jewellery available anywhere for purchase? I love it!!!

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