Thursday, August 25, 2011

French Mother of Pearl...

Bonjour mes amis and lovers of all things French! I was recently commissioned by one of my French friends who now lives in Atlanta to make a necklace out of her seriously beautiful collection of French mother of pearl rosaries and trinkets. She spends her summers in the lovely French countryside collecting some of the finest 'swoon-worthy' pieces of antique jewelry that I have ever laid eyes on. Here is what I created from her lovely collection...








some new earrings coming to Etsy...


...rubies, garnets....


...rhinestones...

...and gorgeous old enameled Victorian belt panels.


I'm also hosting a new giveaway. I'll be giving this signed rhinestone cuff away to one of you!
I made this piece using a silvery beaded cuff from Nepal, Art Deco rhinestones, my signed sterling bird charm and a petite silver antique European cross charm.



All you have to do is leave me a comment anywhere on my blog about anything you want and I will put you in the contest festivities. I will draw a winner, the good old-fashioned way...out of a hat, the last week of September. Good luck to all of you and thanks for stopping in!

12 comments:

lorraine said...

Christine,
The MOP is stunningly beautiful!!!!!...Your talent abounds.

i think that bracelet has my name on it..I will keep my fingers crossed xxxx

I can hardly wait to see your designs after your European Vacation...You Rock!

Lorraine

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,

I just found your Etsy shop and blog today and what a talent you are. I love your style of design and would love to be entered in your giveaway for the bracelet. It is beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win such a beautiful gift.

I also love Europe. You will find so many treasures to create with and find so much inspiration from the beauty of Europe.

Thanks again,I will keep my fingers crossed!

Theresa

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Wow, her goodies are fabulous stuff and the necklace you created for her is gorgeous! As is the cuff bracelet! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathleen
http://charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com

Carolyn Peeler said...

Beautiful ivory necklace Christine. and, of course, I would love the chance to win another of your pieces :)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

seriously?? you're making us wait until the LAST week in September?? i may just about die before then! i'm swooning about this piece! its stunning..truly! and i just ADORE the custom piece you made for your friend from France!! sigh...

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Don't put my name in the hat since I won your last generous giveaway. But did want to say your creations are so pretty. Really like what you did with the rosaries for your friend.
Enjoy your weekend.

Anonymous said...

The french items for your friend are amazing. I love the cuff bracelet.....would love to have to show off your beautiful creations. I look forward everyday to reading and seeing so many new creations. Thank you. Linda Jensen, Wasted Jewelry

Kittyj said...

Oh so beautiful (as always)! LOVE your work! Thanks for the chance to win one of your beauties!

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LOve your fabulous works of art. So talented.

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courtney frick said...

i just happened upon your site! very talented!!

courtney

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