Local Woman Creates Beautiful Christmas Trees from Vintage Jewelry to Support Grants for Local Women
Elaine Faucher, a long-time member of the Front Royal Women’s Resource Center (FRWRC) and resident of Warren County, has created a unique and beautiful “Tiffany Tree” collection made from vintage jewelry collected from local women. She has donated five of these beautiful trees to the FRWRC to auction off during the holidays to raise money to continue supporting area women with excellent programming and annual grant opportunities.
Like many organizations, the FRWRC has had to cancel its regular fundraising events due to COVID 19. But the organization continues to provide excellent programming and grant opportunities for women who are seeking connection and help, now, more than ever.
Cleopatra Tiffany Tree
Cleopatra – (Born 69 B.C.) This tree topper is evocative of her reign and style; it was my first thought as I created this collection. Green rhinestones, glass beads and gold make up the tree.
View Video - https://youtu.be/RMyK6Yac-tY
Marilyn Tiffany Tree
“Marilyn” Monroe – (Born in 1926) – This creation is reminiscent of the 1920’s. The glitzy rhinestone era of costume jewelry - the Roaring 20’s. Pieces of sea glass, blue stones, and silver embellish this collection which is enhanced by a tiny glass beaded garland.
View Video - https://youtu.be/scbbEd6WgN8
Jackie Tiffany Tree
“Jackie” Kennedy (Born 1929) Gold, Ivory and White – represents her understated elegance and sophisticated style. This tree is a collection of pearls and bold earrings, topped with a stunning rhinestone pin. It is completed with a delicate gold and pearl garland.
View Video - https://youtu.be/2fD2qVRJG6w
Liz Tiffany Tree
“Liz” Taylor – (Born in 1933) This was my first tree, started with my initial collection of jewelry and which inspired all the trees that followed. This collection represents the 1930’s and beyond and the woman who had an audacious passion for big, bold jewelry.
View Video - https://youtu.be/3XL9IlDK5yU
Princess Di Tiffany Tree
“Princess Di” (Born 1961). The topper is reminiscent of a crown. The collection is composed of silver and pink rhinestones, porcelain and pearls, and evokes her iconic grace and elegance.
View Video https://youtu.be/_iQUeSIjENw
Elaine’s “Tiffany Tree” Legacy Collection
Elaine’s “Tiffany Tree” Legacy Collection was inspired by the wonderful quality collection of vintage jewelry evoking past times, places and beautiful iconic women. We think the donation of these gorgeous handmade jewelry trees named after glamorous women of our past and created by a local woman to help support other women would make a heartwarming holiday story and also help support the Front Royal Women’s Resource Center Online Auction Fundraiser.
Elaine Faucher has a long history as a flower farmer, wedding & special event floral designer in Great Falls, VA. She has been featured in national magazines and publications over the years. She now turns her talent towards her own personal gardens and in turn to the community around her. She donates flowers, arrangements and host garden tours. “The amazing pieces of jewelry on these trees was donated by women from their private collections, many of which were handed down from mothers, grandmothers, aunts, the greats and all the beloved women in their lives,” Elaine says.
Anyone can view our auction without having an account. However, an account is needed in order to bid. First click the link to place a bid; that will take you to our online auction. The process to create an account is quick and very little information is required as you can see on the Create An Account page. You only need to provide an email and create a password. Requiring an account for bidding makes it easy for auction administrators to identify and communicate with bidders during and after the auction. Winning Bidders will pay FRWRC directly, payments are not set up through the auction site.