17 July 2009

"Tribute"













This big necklace is a tribute to my ancestors made for the Belle armoire Jewelry challenge .
You can see my mother when she was little, my grandmother, my great aunt, my grandfather.I've made fabric charms with old pictures of them embelished with beads and felt .
Picture 1: my dear great aunt Antonia...
Picture 2: an other beautiful great aunt, she died so soon, (21years old)
picture3:"une famille, une histoire"means : one family, one story"
in the picture 4: I've alterd a little light , you can see an old french coin (1936) , and my dauthter on fabric. On the copper plate,(thank you Sharon B) , it's wrote "Leur légende dans le sang" in english: "their legend in my blood,"
It's a very personal necklace .. I wear them my heart. I'm quite proud too, because i dit all myself (except the copper chain)and thanks to Sharilyn from " wire jewelry lessons" i've twisted the wire with her technic
I'm going on holiday in Spain, I would be back in 10 days.
Je vous embrasse!!! Bonnes vacances!!








10 comments:

Jan said...

What a beautiful, beautiful tribute. I hope that you will get published in Belle Armoire and I can then say ' Look, she is my friend Esther who created that beautiful piece' So cleverly and professionally created. Ton travail est fantastique ma chere.xx
Bonne vacances xxxxxxxx

stregata said...

Magnifique! A truly fascinating necklace, Esther, and wonderfully made! A fantastic tribute to the women in your family!
Have a wonderful holiday, bonnes vacances!!

Mari Aparicio said...

Que hermoso tributo. Excelente. Me fascina.
Que tengas unas hermosas vacaciones y las disfrutesa capacidad!!!

Narrative jewelry said...

So, so gorgeous my sweet Esther. C'est magnifique, tu me scotches sur place!

Pour le moment, je ne trouve rien d'intelligent à dire, à part, "ah oui,...". Donc, je me remets, ça te laisse le temps de passer de bonnes vacances, et à ton retour, j'aurais peut-être retrouvé l'usage de la parole...

Bisous, bisous, bisous, xoxo

Véronique

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

I love your necklace, so much work and so beautiful. Have a great holiday.

sharon said...

OMG Lili, this is the most amazing thing you have EVER done!!!! A wonderful idea...and an exquisite piece.....I loooove the charms of the women, on fabric, so soft, and all the details surrounding them, and the wirework is beautiful!! So many elements to look at! I wish you the best in getting published....it is divine!
Have a wonderful holiday!! I will miss you!! Hugs!!

SharonP said...

This is one of the most beautiful and personal necklaces I've ever seen. You must be so proud of it and your family!

lilibulle said...

ho thank you so much my dears!!

Cindy said...

Wow, I was drawn immediately when I saw your new creation. What an special keepsake to remember your relatives. So full of detail. You must be very proud of this piece. Have a great vacation...enjoy yourself!

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

I love this piece! What a wonderful way to remember loved ones. It is so unique and every time I look at it I see something new that I didn't notice before. You are such a great artist!