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I was asked a few weeks ago to donate some jewelry for a local school's silent auction... Am I the only one that gets locked into that firm grip of terror at the thought of an auction? Horrors... will mine get the 15 dollar bid? (just kidding!). My style goes toward the more unusual, so I had to put my 'commercial' hat on and see what I could put together for maximum appeal. I twisted some wire, ( and it is actually more three dimensional rather than flat) going after a flower petal feel, hammered, textured and given a patina that started darker lavender at the bottom, to a pale pale pink/yellow at the top left. Sanded and sealed, with lemon quartz drops, bright copper chain, amethyst quartz, copper beads, and a lavender/yellow slice of sari silk. The asymmetry helps to balance the three strands on the right. So.. what's the verdict? Would you bid?


Copper wire, Lemon Quartz, amethyst quartz, copper beads, sari silk.

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  1. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    I’m in LOVE with this!!! The answer is YES – I would bid…and the bidding definitely would not start at $15. Awesome piece.

  2. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    I am donating a necklace for a silent auction also…. how/what do you do to display it? Just give it to them and let them worry about it or???? This is the one I am donating…It is nothing even close to your gorgeous necklace here so mine just may get that $15.00 bid…but perhaps I will get my name out there a bit….


  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    What a creative mind you have!!! I would totally bid! And yours,too. Valley Girl! :)

  4. rootware
    rootware says:

    Valley girl, I am planning to give a loaner necklace display ( the person doing this is a good friend so I feel like my chances of getting it back are pretty good ;-) ), that way it will look it’s very best. I also am giving her some business cards to set next to the display. Like you, just getting my name out a bit. So, I want to make the first impression as good as possible. I think your strand is great! Very appealing to a large cross section of bidders!!

  5. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Rootware: I’ve just started wire-wrapping. I am super excited about the varigated patina colors. SO SO cool! The sari silk is perfect. I think there will be a bidding war! :)

    Valley Girl: I love the swirls in the blue stones and the pop of sparkle from the tiny crystals. This will be a popular bidding item too! :)

  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    The lemon quartz is dazzling with the wirework and silk. Lovely!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    This is a stunning piece, there will be a bidding war for sure :D

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Would I bid? Heck yes! I really appreciate unique wire designs and this one fits the bill. :D

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Your wirework is awesome! Gorgeous piece!

  10. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    Rootware, thank you for the help. I had thought about the loaner display, just wasnt sure if that was how it is done.

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Very cool! Love the patina on the wire…really gives it a different look. Great asymmetrical design.

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    DbnRose says:

    Absolutely beautiful. I would definately bid for this.

  13. Frida
    Frida says:

    I would bid on it, awesome design!!! Great thing to do :D

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