Here's another Paisley brooch prototype - 'Peardrop' :
This was my first time felting with a 'silk hanky' - beautifully hand-dyed by fibrespace supplies. I added some more silk fibres and wool nepps, before embellishing with glass and metal beads, and hand embroidery.
A close-up of the whip-stitched edge:
And this time I tried having black felt on the back - feels much better this way!