Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Woven Silver



Because so many of you are artists and appreciate exquisite craftsmanship I thought I would share these two sterling silver necklaces with you....they are not only beautiful but hold very special meaning for me....



Both were made by renowned silversmith's Pat and Butch Bramhall of The Stonehouse Silversmiths............You will be in awe when you see their work....



This intricately woven sterling silver bird's nest was the second of two pieces that my husband bought for me.......



The first was this sterling silver fishing creel.......a gift from Rob for our 25th wedding anniversary....(the silver anniversary of course) which was over ten years ago now!



This intricate basket has a leather strap and a tiny gold buckle.....both pieces came with unique hand made silver chains.....



These two beautiful silver necklaces are dear to me....and I enjoy and wear them often.....Over the years the cost of the work of these talented artists has risen dramatically and I feel very fortunate that we have two of their pieces. If you look at the creations on their website.....check out "Little Sweet Stitches"......



Isn't the creativity and execution of the work of these artists amazing?

20 comments:

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Laura,
They're both beautiful and such workmanship. The little fishing creel is so sweet and reminds me of my grandfather's which he wore as a child that still hangs in my uncle's house off the mantel. Thank you for sharing both of your sentimental pieces. They are beautiful and so nice they share such a special place in your heart.
xo~Tracie

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Oh I love these necklaces!! What truly tedious work to make these!

My 25th is coming up in a month! (Hard to believe!) Maybe I should start "hinting" now for something beautiful like these necklaces. :)

Thanks Laura!

Ruth

P.S. Your pillow will be shipping to you in the next couple of days!! :)

SharDon Exclusives said...

Wow! I just love love love each piece! I know that they are very precious to you & I can tell by your loving words. What a blessing to have something so beautiful...sharon

Weißer Vintagezauber said...

Good morning,
a nice creation this silver chain.Very much unusual.
Have a wonderful day,
Elke.

Barb said...

Those are great.
Love nests, so you know which one i would want.

Great gifts!

blessings,
Barbara jean

Les Cotrions said...

They are artworks! Very beautiful and very clever husband you have!
Big hugs
Vale

Corine said...

That's Art with a big A! The little basket.. it is so.. I love it!I don't know the words to describe.. And for you they're very special because you're husband gave it to you! Thanks for sharing with us! Greetings, Corine(THUIS)

Floss said...

Those are very, very special pieces. You have made me think about how good it is to support new artists - not only did you support these silversmiths when they were new(er) but you also got to buy works that would be far more expensive now!

lucyslounge-dee said...

l, i have just found your blog. its lovely. thank you. i will follow. d

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Those are truly special pieces of art - jewellery to cherish forever. So beautiful.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I am in awe of the detail and beauty. Absolute perfection.

trash talk said...

This would be why you are getting ready to celebrate your 35th anniversary...those are beautiful. Such a wonderful, thoughtful gift from a man who obviously knows beauty when he sees it (that would be you!).
That tiny basket is craftbbie
manship at its finest.
De

cheryl kuhn said...

Wow, what a lucky gal to own such beautiful works of art. I love how they look like they could be worn with any outfit from jeans and tee to a great little black dress!!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Those pieces are stunning. How sweet of Rob to get you such beautiful jewelry. I'd usually be partial to the nest but the creel is so well done I can't decide which is my favorite.
Hope to see you soon too.
Carole

Allidink said...

Have you posted that nest necklace before? I think I've seen it. I just loved it! It's the coolest thing I have ever seen. I haven't seen the basket before! It is really really cute :) Details make everything so much nicer.

All the best,
Allison

jade said...

Your silver necklaces are so wonderful!!! I´ve never seen such work before.....you can be very proud and happy, to have them!!! Very very beautiful!!!

Have a nice day (here in bavaria it is still raining), Hugs Jade

thewillowsnest said...

ooh , now those.. are ...gorgeous
Wow!
H

Anne Marie said...

YES! to put it lightly!! holy camoly....the patience for that is astonishing...I simply cannot pick which one I like the most....

now I will have to save my pennies :)

Lisa said...

Awsome art! They are the bset! The nest is just great!
Hugs, Lisa

Rosemary said...

They are both beautiful pieces. I'm sure you enjoy wearing them. They are so intricate, and fine. How amazing they can do that with silver.
Thanks for sharing, and what a nice sweet husband.
Rosemary