Hi everyone, I have some very exciting news to share with all of you!! I’ve teamed up with Marco of Eredi Jovon Cameos Venice to give away a hand carved cameo in honor of Carnival.
From one of the most beautiful cities in the world that is known for art, love, romance, history ect.. You have a chance to win a beautiful piece of art from one of the greatest artists still around in Venice.
I was thrilled when Marco of Eredi Jovon Venice told me he would like to give something special to one of my readers!
Marco is hand carving the cameo that his grandfather once did for the carnival and whoever the winner is will receive the one that Marco is making especially for one of you guys!! It is a very rare piece and should be cherished immensely.
This particular cameo depicts a man wearing the traditional carnival mask “bauta” which happens to be the same used by Casanova the great lover. The man is surrounded by a woman holding him in a very sweet scene of romance and love.
Now, a little bit of info about Marco and his artistic and lovely family ~
Eredi Jovon Venice is a Venetian jewelry shop that has been in business since 1934. Three generations of hard work.
Marco, his Mother Gabriella and his brother Alessio simply love what they do and it shows in their hand carved cameos and other products..
Even with the hustle and bustle of Venice, you will still find Marco and his family at the shop located on one of the most famous and important bridges in Venice.. The Rialto.
If you are in Venice, be sure to stop by and say hello and and Gabriella, his mother offers courses on how to make cameos. I think I will take her up on one of her courses. I would love to learn just how to make such a precious jewel and in Venice with a true Venetian artist. Wow!
Here is a lovely photo of Marco’s grandfather and his daughter Gabriella ( Marco’s Mother) at their shop on the Rialto Bridge.
What is a Cameo ~
” A cameo is a piece of art, a part of Italian history, something for life, something that you can use, but also something that shows your taste for elegance and grace” wrote Eredi Jovon when asked “What exactly is a Cameo?”
Cameo is a method of carving an object usually that from a stone, a shell or coral and is engraved using different techniques.
“A cameo is a relief image, often quite small but highly detailed, carved into multi-layered stone, sea shells, gems, coral, or even glass. The difference in color between the background and the foreground of a cameo is the result of carving these multi-layered materials to both create the image and also reveal the different colored layer of material underneath. This creates a natural contrast and enhances the image itself” beautifully written by the the author of OG Venice
And now for our competition..
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. The winner will be contacted via the email name displayed on my website. The competition is open to everyone, worldwide. Prizes can only be sent to a valid address unless otherwise stated, all postage and packaging included. Entry to the competition is restricted to one entry per person please. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Automated entries, bulk entries or third party entries will be disqualified! The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries, among all the people who have correctly completed all the indicated steps and left a comment (we will use this site http://www.randomresult.com/
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