Thursday, September 17, 2009

Another custom work from my beading table...

Scarlett O'Hara necklace from Gone with the Wind on laurastaley.Etsy.com





















A sweet customer commissioned a reproduction of this beautiful necklace from Gone with the Wind. I was able to locate vintage findings, and the perfect coral beads for the necklace. During the antebellum and civil war period, coral was used extensively for jewelry, so choosing it for this necklace, after studying the picture, was a natural thing. The chain is gold-plated. Vivien Leigh was a small lady, so the measurements had to be altered a little for fit, but on the whole it's a fairly faithful reproduction. I looked everywhere to try to find the designer and the possible location of the original necklace so that I could give credit to those who dreamed it up, but I haven't been able to find a clue. I can't even tell if Leigh kept the jewelry after the film, or if it was in her possession before the movie. I'd love it if someone had the information so that I could give credit where it is due.

I managed to get my hands on enough materials to make three more of these, and would love to talk to you if you're interested in acquiring one. I'll make the length to fit to your measurements.

12 comments:

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

What a great reproduction! Looks teriffic!

Hot Rocks said...

Well done! Absolutely gorgeous.

storybeader said...

it looks great! very nice to have some a trusting customer! {:-D

Aly said...

Laura, the necklace is beautiful. I would be interested in purchasing one. Please let me know how much you're selling for.

sillyjilly_90 said...

I would love one! Please email me the price...sillyjilly_90@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Laura said...

Hey, Aly, I attempted to find your email address, but your blogger profile did not have it listed. If you'd like, you can go to laurastaley.etsy.com and message me, or send me a message on Facebook, or leave an email address there. I'd love to talk to you about your request! OR, you could leave your email address here, and I'll pick up on it.

Thanks so much for your interest!!

gwtwnut said...

Hi Laura, I am interested in of the Scarlett coral sets, please. gwtwnut1939-122yahoo.com

gwtwnut said...

Sorry, email is gwtwnut1939-12@yahoo.com

leannemclaughlin said...

Laura, I am delighted to see so much interest in the necklace. My mother loved it when I gave it to her on her birthday and could not believe that I had it made for her. She was just sure I had bought it in a shop somewhere. As she looked at it closer she was simply amazed at the attention to detail and craftsmanship involved. Thank you again, so much!

Leanne McLaughlin

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keirston said...

I would love to get this necklace if you still have the material. My email is keirstonharding@gmail.com

Thank you.

Laura said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/38964256/scarlett-ohara-necklace-from-the-bbq-in

I have this necklace listed in my shop, or you can contact me via email to purchase it. Laura_staley@comcast.net