Charmaine Gerada, whose exquisite and authentic Maltese silver jewelry you might remember from a previous post, recently opened an Etsy shop called Truly Filigree. To mark the occasion, she's giving away this sterling silver flower charm that looks so much like a quilled paper flower, only better!
It's amazing to me that anyone is able to shape such fine strands of silver so perfectly by hand, but Charmaine is a true master of her craft. The charm measures just shy of 3/4 inch in diameter and has a red Swarovski crystal in the center. It would be a beautiful addition to a charm bracelet or perfect as a necklace pendant for a young girl.
View a fascinating, very quick video here that shows Charmaine at work, making a filigree logo for Banif Bank Malta. I think you'll enjoy it.
The second part of the giveaway is a packet of letterpress gift tags made by Melissa Bilyeu of Etsy shop, Paper Ink Press. You might remember a feature I did last year about the popularity of letterpress and Melissa's enthusiasm for her antique press. She designs all sorts of wonderful cards and invitations in both elegant and whimsical styles. This is a set of fifteen tags, with designs pressed on rich, thick white and ivory paper.
To enter, just leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Mentioning the giveaway on your own site or via Facebook or Twitter will count as up to three extra entries... state in your comment how many of these things you have done.
Giveaway ends at the end of Friday, March 18th. The randomly chosen winner will be announced on this post the next day and that person will receive both prizes. Good luck!
Update: Congratulations to Yuenie of Malaysia, comment #69, as selected by Random.org. Yuenie, I will be mailing the charm and gift tags to you very soon - enjoy!