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PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING WINNING BIDDER PAYMENTS OR TO SHOW SUPPORT SIMPLY BY DONATING ANY NOMINATED AMOUNT...

To process a payment or donation simply click on the 'SPONSOR ME' button, found in the right hand column just below the thumbnails of all the auction pieces, to be taken to the official Red Cross donations webpage created specifically for the Lucky Charm Fundraiser.

This is a secure online payment method devised by the Red Cross to process and track fundraising donations.

At the Red Cross Donation page, click on the DONATE NOW button to fill out a payment form, placing your winning bid amount in the box provided.
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As a winning bidder making a payment: you must include the name you have used to place your bid, the title of the work you are paying for and the amount being paid. Please allow all this information to remain visible as this assists in processing the payments and helps us to send you your winning pieces off to you asap. Please also tick the box that says 'Make your name and email available to the fundraiser', (which is only me, Natalia, it wont be made public), as this will help me keep track of all payments made and allow me to follow up any possible glitches with ease.

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Please also make sure that you have been in touch with me regarding your desired postal address for the artist to send the work your way. This can be done via the lucky charm email luckycharmfundraiser@gmail.com

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I would like to have all payments processed with 3-4 working days (by Wed 27th April), so that postage of works can be arranged and finalised promptly. If you have difficulty in making this deadline, please email me to discuss. Any items left unpaid for and undiscussed after this time will be offered to the next bidder.

Many thanks again and please do not hesitate in contacting me if you have any further queries.

Cheers,
Natalia

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Friday, 25 March 2011

Julia deVille - DRAGONFLY WINGS NECKLACE


























You are bidding on a necklace from one of Australia's most coveted jewellers in recent times, Julia deVille. Exhibited and collected world wide, Julia probably doesn't need too much more of an introduction, but i can tell you that she has generously donated THREE of her signature pieces to this fundraiser, so be sure to check out her other works also.

Here we have her iconic Dragonfly Wings Necklace up for auction.

Title:Dragonfly Wings Necklace
Materials:Sterling Silver
Dimensions: About 40cm long

"I am fascinated with the aesthetic used to communicate mortality in the Memento Mori period of the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, as well as the methods the Victorians used to sentimentalise death with adornment.

I work predominately in traditional gold and silversmithing techniques, combined with materials that were once living such as jet, a petrified wood historically used in Victorian Mourning jewellery, human hair and most importantly, taxidermy. I use these materials as a Memento Mori, or reminder of our mortality.

I incorporate the symbols of death through out my work because I think it is important to identify with the concept that we are in fact mortal creatures. The nature of our culture is to obsess over planning the future, however in doing so, we forget to enjoy the present.

I consider my taxidermy to be a celebration of life, a preservation of something beautiful. I feel strongly about the fair and just treatment of animals and to accentuate this point I use only animals that have died of natural causes."


To bid on this piece, please click on the "Comments" button below.

BIDDING STARTS AT $30. PLEASE ENTER A BID OF $30 OR MORE TO START

6 comments:

  1. BIDDING CLOSES 21 APRIL, 11PM, 2011.

    Place your bid by commenting with your name, email and bid price below.

    Thank you for your support and happy bidding!

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  2. $100
    charlotte burkhart, lotteburkhart@hotmail.com

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  3. $120
    mark boldiston, info@lordcoconut.com

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  4. $140
    janebrownrigg@yahoo.com.au

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  5. $160
    alice@indesign.com.au

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  6. $170
    janebrownrigg@yahoo.com.au

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