Monday, March 14, 2011

Silver Filigree / Letterpress Giveaway!

***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries. Scroll down to see who won!***

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!

65 comments:

papelhilo-l'araignée said...

I love all these works !
thanks for the giveaway !

Beth said...

I love the delicacy of these -- my first ever quilling project used silver paper and I was trying to make it look kind of like that pendant. I had just enough success to try again . . .

Erin said...

I just noticed her work on Etsy yesterday... Very beautiful.

SUGANTHI said...

Beautiful silver filigree Ann! Its amazing to see Charmaine at work.I have mentioned the giveaway on the side bar of my blog.

stephanie said...

wow, so many give-away!!!
thank you, Ann & Charmaine & Melissa!
your works show your talents so much!

xoxo

lenival said...

The art of silver filigree is quite popular in my country. they even teach it in some schools :")

I love the letterpress... it gives so much charm to the paper. And the designs of Melissa are just gorgeous!

Maureen said...

Great giveaways. I particularly like the letterpress gift tags.

I also tweeted this post.

Meg said...

I LOVE letterpress, when i designed invitations it was my favorite printing method. And that silver flower that looks quilled is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

Diane Ross said...

Two great prizes!! Thanks for entering me!

Melanie said...

What a beautiful piece! Thanks for a chance to win!

Marlene said...

Please enter me into your giveaway,

Claire said...

OOOOOHHH!! Enter me! Enter me!

claire.negus@gmail.com


Claire

docneha said...

thank u so much ann for such great giveaway!! wud love to win this for sure...

Ann said...

what a gorgeous charm that is.

brunette said...

how fun!

brunettewithblueeyes[at]gmail[dot]com

CraftyRichela said...

pretty giveaway!
And I wanted to mention how I really like the revisions made to your blog. It's clean and sophisticated. Very impressive! But you know that I'm a fan of anything you do. xxoxR

Joanne said...

Amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Bronwyn said...

I love this charm it is so delicate and cute.

Nancy C. said...

What beautiful work she does! And I love what you can do with the letterpress! Thanks so much!

ncichocki at ptd dot net

komnatachista said...

Great video and wonderful prizes! Thanks, Ann, for keeping the (paper) arts on our radar.

Vonnie said...

Thanks for the chance to win....I love the flower charm. How beautiful. I have never made a charm or letterpress.
Yvonne

MaryK said...

so pretty. I'd love to win these.

rennbridy said...

I remember silver filigre jewelry from when I was a young adult but did not appreciate what it was and how it was made until I read your first post last year, and now this second one. Thanks for introducing us to so many new people and techniques!

Teddie Seeley said...

Ann,

The tags by Melissa are quite nice, but I must say I absolutely love Charmaine's filigree charm. Her "Truly Filigree" shop on Etsy, had me oooooohing and aaaaaaaaaahing over all of her pieces.

Ann, I so look forward to getting your emails.

Thank you,
Teddie

Linda Lou said...

I so enjoy seeing al the creativity -- things I never new existed. I hope to perfect my crafting through all the inspiration. Thanks for the give-away chance!!!

Leanne said...

I'd been here before & today I stopped by to follow you but cannot find the gadget. So I subscribed. I'm new to quilling & I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I have a real long way to go, but with inspiration from an expert quiller like you, I'm sure it won't take me long. I'd also take the opportunity to join this giveaway. I'll link it to my blog & post on Facebook. When you can, do stop by my blog. I'd love a comment on my quilling from you.

KZ Embroidery said...

I just started quilling. I would love to be entered in your giveaway and will post it on Twitter also!

Anonymous said...

love the flower charm and tags, would love to have a chance to win them!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

jill. an dieren said...

Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I love your website. Jill

joan said...

I appreciate the time and attention that must go into this piece. It is truly an art, just as quilling is an art and not so much a craft!

Michele said...

I really like this flower - it is delicate and a real eye catcher.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Michele Johnson

Mona said...

I can't imagine how challenging it is to work in metal. Very pretty.

Elena said...

Wow the filigree flower looks so wicked.

faith creature said...

great work. giveaways are fun!!

kim said...

Sheesh,how awesome!

Aki said...

omgosh!
That was handmade???
That looks absolutely awesome!!
The flower is simple but sophisticated, detailed yet fascinating!!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! I would love to win!

CSchlim said...

What a beautiful way to show off quilling and her Maltese silver filigree!

Ybs said...

This is such a beautiful piece of work, I would love to be able to do that someday (probably it will be in the very far future).

Please continue doing your great works for us to marvel at!!

I tweeted and Facebook'd this

Michelle said...

Oh how beautiful! I hope this is open to us Aussies down under. Thanks Michelle

Jackie Njeri said...

That is amazing! That is a beautiful piece of jewelery.

Amrita said...

Beautiful intricate work. Good luck for your etsy shops. We have also recently launched etsy shop. NavankaCreations.etsy.com

Jesus said...

Nice would love to win the gorgeous paperwork!

Lisa @ all things * jane said...

Both items are beautiful! Love the intricate metalwork on the jewelry and the upbeat designs on the gift tags.

ArtfulLee Designed said...

What a beautiful filigree piece Ann, You really do find the loveliest things to show us.Thanks for the giveaways
Lee:)

maneki said...

I really like filigree jewellery and admire those artisans who have the patience and skill to work in this complicated technique.

The gift tags are also very pretty. Thanks for the chance to win both of these!


I've also blogged about the giveaway here: http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com/2011/03/giveaways-books-beads-filigree-pendants.html

imasupergirl said...

This is soooooooo very cute. Did I say cute? I don't have any word in my mind at the moment to say how beautiful that is!

imasupergirl said...

I tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/#!/alex_supergirl/status/48479863853686784

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Facebook post here: http://www.facebook.com/imasupergirl/posts/170453576337263

Jennie said...

What beautiful and delicate silver work!

sandyandcosmo said...

What a beautiful giveaway, I would love to win!

vwestermeyer said...

what a beautiful giveaway. Thanks for the chance and for giving me yet something else to drool over!

doroffee said...

Gorgeous giveaway! :)

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Magpie Shinies said...

What a lovely set!

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Jacqueline said...

awesome giveaway! thank you!

jmmccarr@gmail.com

Jolee said...

so pretty! Thanks for counting me in. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

rockcreekcreations said...

what a neat process!!

KT said...

I love the key chain. So beautiful.

katietamblingson@yahoo.com

Ang said...

I love both of these - thanks for a wonderful giveaway!


Ang
ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

Frostine said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to win!

Yuenie said...

The flower is simply lovely - it really does look like quilling!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the letterpress tags. What is better than a nice letter press card?

April Cheung said...

Lovely giveaway!

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April Cheung said...

tweeted

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