Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Technically it is a brooch..

Technically it is a brooch.. Large oversize fur brooch.
Even two of them, so I count them as number 5 and 6.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mirror corset

Got a little distraction from my brooch project again.
Hundreds of little hand sawn acrylic mirror pieces combined in this puzzle.
Remembered times when I was studying the art of jewelry and had to saw metals through the night to complete the tasks.
Mirrors are covered with white tulle and spaces filled with glass bead embroidery.  I love the milky effect that tulle creates.
Lined with white velvet.
Available on Etsy

Friday, October 14, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Brooch # 2

Remember my brooch challenge?
Second is done, 48 to go! 

Teal and light blue color threads to mach clear crystal and light turquoise Swarovski crystals.

Friday, October 7, 2016

50 brooch challenge

I've counted working days till New Years eve and it is 60! Full 60 working days till 2017..

Since I'm in some stubborn middle age crisis situation right now I decided to challenge myself with a task that keeps me busy. The aim is to create 50 brooches till Christmas. They don't have to be super fancy, but I have to use materials that I have in my studio, destash and long forgotten treasures.
This will allow not only clear the shelves but hopefully let me decide which direction go further.
I've also promised not to punish myself very hard if I don't get the number 50 by the end of the Year. At least I'll have a bunch of Christmas presents for my family females.

So here is the first brooch from the series. Green and pink Swarovski opals surrounded by beads and french knots

If You are interested in my progress, You are welcome to return here for updates, as well as join the challenge with Your ideas!
Happy crafting Ladies!