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!

Ann Martin
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Comments

  1. I love all these works !
    thanks for the giveaway !

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  2. 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 . . .

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

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

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

    xoxo

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  6. 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!

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  7. Great giveaways. I particularly like the letterpress gift tags.

    I also tweeted this post.

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  8. 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!

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  9. Two great prizes!! Thanks for entering me!

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

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  11. Please enter me into your giveaway,

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  12. OOOOOHHH!! Enter me! Enter me!

    claire.negus@gmail.com


    Claire

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

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  14. what a gorgeous charm that is.

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  15. how fun!

    brunettewithblueeyes[at]gmail[dot]com

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  16. 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

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  17. Amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. I love this charm it is so delicate and cute.

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

    ncichocki at ptd dot net

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

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

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  22. so pretty. I'd love to win these.

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  23. 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!

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  24. 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

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  25. 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!!!

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  26. 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.

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

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

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

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  30. 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!

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

    Michele Johnson

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

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  33. Wow the filigree flower looks so wicked.

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  34. great work. giveaways are fun!!

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

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  36. Gorgeous! I would love to win!

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

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  38. 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

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

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

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

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  42. Nice would love to win the gorgeous paperwork!

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

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

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  45. 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

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  46. 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!

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

    alex_supergirl[at]yahoo[dot]com

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

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  50. What beautiful and delicate silver work!

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  51. What a beautiful giveaway, I would love to win!

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

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  53. Gorgeous giveaway! :)

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  54. What a lovely set!

    kimbahleigh666(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. awesome giveaway! thank you!

    jmmccarr@gmail.com

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

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  57. I love the key chain. So beautiful.

    katietamblingson@yahoo.com

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


    Ang
    ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

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  59. What a great giveaway! I would love to win!

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

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

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  62. Lovely giveaway!

    yayapril(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. tweeted

    yayapril(at)gmail(dot)com

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