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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Filigree Artist from Malta & Silver Giveaway


I would like to introduce you to a young woman who is a filigree artist from the Mediterranean island of Malta. I have often posted about Maltese filigree because it is an art form which I have especially at heart. I became even more appreciative of its finesse and beauty after spending three years studying about its history and also attended a workshop to try my hand at making some filigree myself.

Charmaine Gerada has been creating filigree since she was a young teenager. Her teacher was her father with whom she still collaborates on specially large jobs. One of her latest accomplishments was the completion of a filigree artefact which was filmed in a promotional commercial created by Banif Bank.




As you can see from these images, sterling silver filigree can be adapted to be used for a wide variety of articles and not only for making jewellery.



And here is the giveaway to start off FairyFiligree's 2nd year of Blogging.


This dainty Sterling Silver Maltese filigree pendant complete with ruby red Swarovski crystal is here for the taking. To be eligible to participate in this giveaway you have to.....
1. Be a FairyFiligree follower.


2. Leave a comment on this post sometime between now and October 31. And you must comment on the topic of special silver jewellery. Tell us something about your favourite item of silver jewellery, describe it, where you got it from, and what makes it special to you.

3. Include your contact email address or a link leading to it.
Good luck and enjoy...

Picture acknowledgements: Top picture taken by Andrew Rizzo.

5 comments:

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-what a lovely post, filigree is a gorgeous way to wear silver and your giveaway is very generous and very stunning too! x

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

That is a beautiful piece and a very generous giveaway! :)

BaronessVonVintage said...

Sorry I missed this giveaway before! How beautiful! I have always loved silver (a wee bit more than yellow gold). One treasured piece is a darling little heart shaped locket which my now husband gave me for Christmas back when we were first dating.

Sue Young said...

This is really really gorgeous work that you so,so delicate looking and yet so stong...like a woman!
My favorite piece of silver jewelry was bought in Le Baux in Provence...it's a simple elegant silver bracelet,with a few leaf designs carved into it...simple but elegant.
thank you so much for the chance to win your 'fairy"!Sue

Teri White said...

Stumbled upon your giveaway via 52 Flea blog and am so glad I did. What lovely work and so intricate. My favorite piece of silver jewelry is also handmade by a friend in Michigan. She does bead work with silver and I just love her work too. Winning a piece of your work would be overwhelming! Keep creating!