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Garland

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PRODUCT STORY
This piece incorporates several of my favorite themes: botanical elements, asymmetry and matte patinas. It is the perfect piece to dress up a simple black top or dress for a special occasion -- a sophisticated, distinctive piece that makes a statement without being brash.

My work is unusual because I combine precious metal clay elements with traditional metal-working techniques. For this piece I made the metal clay leaves then soldered them to "stems" I made by soldering lengths of wire together. I model the leaves on actual leaves from plants, so I can make this necklace again but each one will be unique.

I began working with metal clay to make botanical elements that are more realistic and detailed than those I can make with sheet metal.
MATERIALS
fine silver, sterling silver, solder, liver of sulfur
ARTIST / DESIGNER
Gabrielle Lessard
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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

September 06, 2011 09:45:58 AM

Our Jewelry Design Challenge is a hit so far, and we're excited to see your votes and comments! Do you love Gabrielle Lessard's beautifully botanical sterling silver piece?

Toni
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September 06, 2011 11:54:19 AM

It's gorgeous!!

Carol
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September 06, 2011 02:46:05 PM

Price a little high, but VERY different and I like that!

Billie
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September 06, 2011 03:18:14 PM

this is beautiful and unusual.

Amy
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September 06, 2011 03:51:06 PM

I LOVE THIS - but could never afford to buy it - too expensive.

Kelli
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September 06, 2011 04:28:56 PM

LOVE this!! I could never afford it but I love it. I wish the other side came down and over a bit more with maybe a hint of it MIGHT fasten but not....

Vinit
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September 06, 2011 05:22:41 PM

Unlike anything I've seen before. Worth every $.

Jamie
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September 06, 2011 06:02:52 PM

Way too expensive for my wallet, but would love to receive this as a gift.

Jessica
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September 06, 2011 06:06:13 PM

if this wasn't so expensive I would love to purchase it!

Victoria
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September 06, 2011 06:08:04 PM

This is gorgeous and very unique.

Jessica
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September 06, 2011 07:10:30 PM

BIG thumbs up! A statement piece that is still elegant. Love it!

Suzanne
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September 06, 2011 07:25:22 PM

WAY too expensive

Charlotte
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September 06, 2011 08:00:55 PM

Very cute but too pricey for me to afford.

Amanda
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September 06, 2011 08:55:38 PM

Cool! Needs to have a safety at that price.

Christina
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September 06, 2011 09:17:18 PM

A beautiful piece.

Steph
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September 06, 2011 09:27:15 PM

Gabrielle Lessard's a wonderfully passionate artist and I've had the pleasure of seeing her being inspired by nature to create her fabulously unique pieces. Every step of the way, her artistic process is just a joy to behold. I love how she hand-picks each delicate detail of these leaves and forges them into an amazing art piece (made of fine silver, no less!) in her Garland necklace. Truly beautiful work!

Michell
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September 06, 2011 11:04:21 PM

LOVE the necklace. HATE the price.

Julia
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September 06, 2011 11:16:54 PM

This piece is stunning! Definite thumbs up - and I don't think the price is off base at all!!

Adra
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September 06, 2011 11:28:15 PM

What a beautiful piece! In my opinion it's a real treasure- unique and lovely.

Gabrielle
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September 06, 2011 11:42:06 PM

Thanks for all the comments. How would it affect your opinion if this piece were made in copper and offered at a lower price?

Kat

September 07, 2011 12:41:02 AM

Stunning! I could never afford it, but if I could, I'd buy it.

Jeanne
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September 07, 2011 01:27:28 AM

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous

Anke
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September 07, 2011 01:30:03 AM

playful, organic, beautiful! our anniversary is coming up, maybe he does know how to take a hint? :-)

Jeanne
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September 07, 2011 01:37:54 AM

gorgeous at any price

Dianna
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September 07, 2011 01:49:36 AM

Fabulous piece!

Suzanne
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September 07, 2011 07:50:21 AM

Lower the price and you'll sell a lot of this beautiful necklace

stef
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September 07, 2011 08:02:47 AM

Doesn't look practical for normal people who MOVE

Audrey

September 07, 2011 09:08:32 AM

this is gorgeous, I love the lightness of it, and with the price of silver these days worth every penny!!

amy

September 07, 2011 10:26:53 AM

Gorgeous!

Sandra
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September 07, 2011 10:27:25 AM

Elegant and unusual. A little pricey but it is made insterling silver.

Seneca
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September 07, 2011 10:31:02 AM

So very beautiful but I can't afford it.

Allyson
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September 07, 2011 10:35:28 AM

This is stunning! I just hesitate at something like this without a "safety" to keep from losing it or having it fall off.

Jessie
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September 07, 2011 11:13:34 AM

Beautiful, but too, too expensive.

Stephanie
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September 07, 2011 12:20:02 PM

I actually LOVE this piece, but would never pay that much money for it.

Belinda
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September 07, 2011 12:21:36 PM

This piece is absolutely stunning!

Maile
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September 07, 2011 12:35:03 PM

I adore this!

Anne
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September 07, 2011 01:25:29 PM

Unique, you won't see this on many people

Mary
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September 07, 2011 01:27:29 PM

So beautiful, but too expensive for me!

Antnio

September 07, 2011 01:39:39 PM

Refreshingly creative!

SUSAN
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September 07, 2011 01:55:16 PM

I Love this piece. It is unique and captivating. A little pricey but I would buy it if I had the extra $$.

Laurie
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September 07, 2011 02:40:05 PM

Ridiculous price.

Manreet
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September 07, 2011 02:44:43 PM

very very very expensive

Mary
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September 07, 2011 02:51:05 PM

Love the piece, hate the price!!!

Cortney
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September 07, 2011 03:08:06 PM

I love it, but I could never afford to pay that much.

Shanna
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September 07, 2011 03:09:51 PM

Very pretty but price seems a bit high.

cel
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September 07, 2011 06:26:34 PM

This piece is beautiful but too expensive

amy
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September 07, 2011 06:41:07 PM

I really like this, but would never be able to buy it at that price.

Tara
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September 07, 2011 06:59:32 PM

Beautiful design, but I'd make it in copper/brass/base metal, too, to offer multiple buying options. Few people can afford that type of piece at that price.

Akiko
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September 07, 2011 08:06:29 PM

A bit overpriced.


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September 07, 2011 09:38:38 PM

out of my price range, but I like the wrap technique; any hopes for a cheaper version, too?

Diane
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September 07, 2011 11:31:03 PM

This is quite lovely and different but price would keep it high end for celebs.

Janet
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September 08, 2011 04:25:12 PM

just lovely

jen
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September 09, 2011 03:53:15 PM

stunning and so unique! i like the idea of various metals at different price points.

Gabrielle
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September 09, 2011 05:38:36 PM

This is Gabrielle Lessard. Thanks for the comments. wish I could make this piece less expensive, but silver wire is now almost $50 an ounce! I would like to hear people's reactions to having this piece made in copper for a lower price.

Elizabeth
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September 09, 2011 06:13:17 PM

This is gorgeous! Elegant, beautiful design, but I couldn't afford it, unfortunately.

Terry

September 09, 2011 08:37:29 PM

very unusual but a bit on the expensive side

elena
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September 09, 2011 09:51:15 PM

Love the botanical theme, however the price is way too high!

Kat
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September 10, 2011 11:14:48 PM

This is beautiful and trendy. It is too expensive for me but I'm still a student.

Kimmy
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September 11, 2011 12:23:35 AM

LOVE the necklace but way to expensive. I would never be able to afford this.

Nancy
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September 11, 2011 12:37:41 AM

It looks like it would break or bend or lay weird depending n the outfit.

Christine
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September 12, 2011 03:25:04 PM

Pricey, but beautiful!

terry
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September 12, 2011 08:00:12 PM

too expensive but beautiful...

Alana
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September 12, 2011 10:33:51 PM

Too MUCH for it!! My goodness!

Adriana [ClayCatShop]
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September 13, 2011 12:24:46 AM

Beautiful design! :)

christen
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September 13, 2011 04:11:24 AM

Strikingly gorgeous design. I love the asymmetry and open front.

Bethany
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September 13, 2011 02:22:11 PM

this is lovely but WAY out the price range of the catalog and most people.

anke
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September 13, 2011 02:59:13 PM

Unique, playful, beautiful! I love it!

Linda
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September 13, 2011 04:33:18 PM

beautiful

janet
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September 13, 2011 05:24:47 PM

Absolutely beautiful, but it's too pricey for my wish list. :-(

monica
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September 13, 2011 05:57:49 PM

beautiful but too pricey

Jennifer
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September 13, 2011 07:01:33 PM

Love this item but way too expensive

Jennifer
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September 13, 2011 07:45:25 PM

lovely, but too expensive!

Betsy
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September 13, 2011 08:44:38 PM

Far too expensive for me, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a beautiful work of art!

ANGELA
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September 13, 2011 09:24:36 PM

I love this but who can afford to buy it??

mary
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September 14, 2011 12:36:44 AM

Beautiful -- though it would look ridiculous on me. Perhaps a good, dressy piece. But a way lot of money for something that doesn't pair well with that many things and you wouldn't wear frequently.

Jennifer
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September 14, 2011 09:03:22 AM

Hi Gabrielle, I would definitely consider this piece in copper for a lower price. What would really make me happy is to see it in brass.

Laura
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September 14, 2011 09:04:36 PM

Way too expensive, but it's gorgeous.

Xena
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September 14, 2011 10:43:20 PM

Gorgeous and I want it but too expensive.

Eylene
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September 15, 2011 09:08:51 AM

I do not think you should vote THUMBS DOWN based on price. It should be about the design and workmanship. This piece took many hours to create and is stunning.

Rhonda
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September 15, 2011 10:15:03 AM

Beautiful piece

huguette
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September 15, 2011 10:24:22 AM

Beautiful piece, but a bit pricy.

Robyn
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September 15, 2011 10:24:09 PM

LOVE THIS!

jeanne
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September 16, 2011 09:40:49 AM

Lovely piece of jewelry - a real winner.

Jacqueline
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September 16, 2011 01:02:47 PM

i LOOOOVE this. I would definately like to see it in copper. i would actually be more inclined to buy it in copper. think autumn leaves...

Anise
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September 17, 2011 09:08:28 AM

Gabrielle, this is a fantastic piece! The fact that this is made with sterling wire and fine silver leaves gives value to the piece. The amount of time given to create it shows. I would love to see what you could do with copper or bronze. Maybe white bronze?!

Harriet
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September 17, 2011 10:58:00 AM

I love this piece. It pure silver combined with sterling silver which would be difficult to find in any jewelry store. Silver has skyrocketed, so its price is justified and worth every penny.

Dee
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September 17, 2011 03:20:02 PM

Thumbs up but too rich for me.

shae
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September 18, 2011 10:41:54 PM

Do I even need to say it.... $$$!!!

Kelly
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September 19, 2011 05:59:08 AM

Here is why the thumbs down...the metal vine just looks like a wire wrapped around your neck. The leaves are gorgeous, the idea is unique..I can see that attention to detail went into it...just not to the vine as much...and too costly

Cindy
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September 19, 2011 02:13:02 PM

I like it, but too pricey!

Dana
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September 19, 2011 06:04:27 PM

Looks like something from Lord of the Rings

CHERYL
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September 19, 2011 10:23:00 PM

Now THIS is what I'm talkin' about! Different,beautiful,eye-catching,although a bit pricey for silver.I could see someone wearing it with a black strapless top.

Paula

September 24, 2011 08:53:07 PM

lovely--- I would consider buying, but would CERTAINLY consider buying at a lower price.

Lisa

September 24, 2011 10:34:01 PM

Where I live there is a store that sells necklaces just like this in different styles for $50. They are awesome. But $360 is rediculous

Pam

October 04, 2011 08:25:28 PM

pricey...

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