My pun-tastic Virginia Woolf Whistle necklace was my Jewel of the Month in December 2009. The pendant — which is a working whistle — required 1.4 ounces of gold and is adorned with 112 diamonds totaling 1.13 carats.
The whistle pops open to reveal a tiny wolf (or “woolf,” in honor of Virginia) with diamond eyes.
Between the amount of gold and diamonds used and the labor involved, this is one high-end item. So, while I was working on it, I made some Little Woolf necklaces sans whistle and diamond eyes, in case anyone wanted a more budget-conscious version of the concept.
Gorgeous client Arlene Henriques recently received one of the last silver wolf necklaces from best friend Dylan. “He knew I wanted something you had created,” she told me.
“I never even knew you made this necklace, you know,” Arlene wrote to me. She continued:
“It was one of the ones that I hadn’t really noticed because it was inside the whistle. Dylan looked for something for me that he could afford and that would surprise me. He succeeded. I read everything I can get my hands on and Virgina Woolf was always a fan of strong and literate women. I thought it was a brilliant gift. It meant a lot to be given a gift of your jewelry that is so detailed, delicate and personal.”
It means a lot to me when customers like Arlene take the time to write such lovely notes to me. Plus she took such beautiful photos of her necklace.
This photo shows that the wolf is 3D and not stamped out of a flat sheet metal.
The Little Woolf in silver is sold out — probably. I keep thinking that there’s one last necklace mixed up in my other inventory. If you would want to buy that one if I find it, please leave a comment on this post so I can let you know if it shows up.
I do still have 18K-gold versions of the Little Woolf. It’s very popular with dog lovers as well as wolf lovers.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area and would like to try it on in person, go to Broken English at the Brentwood Country Mart. They’ve got quite a few of my designs there. I have three or four of the gold Woolf necklaces left, so if you want one, get yours soon. I won’t be making any more of these.
Want to follow Arlene online? Here are her links.
If you are another one of my gorgeous clients and would like to be featured as a Customer of the Day, email me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com. I’d be happy to interview you!