>> Monday, April 19, 2010
Hey, there. Boy do we have a treat for you all! The very talented Beatrice Bachleda (of Birdcage Bohemia) has designed a special piece of jewelry just for the readers of (never home)maker. We're were so thrilled when she sent us the pictures. And this post is all about it. This piece drop-dead gorgeous . . . and you can WIN it if you just keep reading.
Here's a bit from Beatrice about the necklace . . .
This Romantic Victorian Love Necklace is made up of a collection of vintage and antique pieces. It features wonderful antiquated silver double-link chain with a handmade hook and eye closure. Two black stone chips, polished to a smooth sheen, are embedded in the chain near the front. Then, a row of ten gorgeous champagne colored costume pearls are linked together rosary-style in the middle. The costume pearls are wonderfully characterized by a slight wearing of the paint. It just makes it all look even more loved.
The pendant is a teardrop shaped black stone framed with an antiquated silver wire that loops around. A series of champagne costume pearls, hammered silver links, and a polished black stone chip create an endearing cluster of treasures at the bottom of the pendant.
And here's some info about her eco-friendly shop:
Birdcage Bohemia is a collection of one of a kind "re-vintaged" jewelry. Think antique keys with costume pearls and shiny new chains. It's mostly eco-friendly, but not completely. The jewelry are created from antique, vintage, and salvaged jewelry parts and found objects, but sometimes, new pieces are sprinkled in. There are large, bold statement pieces using chandelier pieces and chunky antique gold chains, as well as beautiful simple pendants with stained glass charms and tiny vintage glass beads. A limited supply of vintage and salvaged parts makes for unique pieces that can never be recreated. The look is boho chic and glam, modern with a distinct vintage twist; and there's truly something for everyone, so to say.
Beatrice Bachleda is the jewelry artist and runs Birdcage Bohemia out of a tiny town in Ohio. However, she spends all her time traveling to lovely places from Scottsdale, Arizona, all the way to Paris, France, when she's not busy making jewelry. She originally attended school for Fashion Design but soon decided her wings were cramped and decided to "fly free," establishing her jewelry business among other things. The inspiration for her "re-vintaged" jewelry can be summed up in three words: "Poverty and Imagination." Now, she wants to give you a chance to own one of her inspired pieces!
Looking to make this gorgeous necklace your very own? Entering isn't hard -- and selection will be at random (using Tara's Random Number Generator). Here's the scoop:
THE GOODS: One (1) beautiful necklace (above) designed just for (never home)maker readers by Beatrice of Birdcage Bohemia.
TO ENTER: Leave a comment with the words BLING BLING somewhere in the mix.
IN ADDITION: Tell us about your favorite way to accessorize.
GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Tuesday, April 27th at 9:00PM EST
PRIZE SHIPS: USA only. (Next giveaway will include our folks in Canada, I promise!)
ALSO: To win, I need your email address -- so please provide it (or your blog link so I can find it -- just some way of contacting you) or, unfortunately, you cannot win.
PS: One entry per email address is allowed. The winners will be selected using Tara's Random Number Generator and announced Wednesday (4/28) morning.
And if you can't wait that long to snag up some of Beatrice's lovely works of art (I mean, just look at them -- they're amazing!), check out Birdcage Bohemia on the web!
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