Monday, 10 January 2011


My first new brooch of 2011 - and another experiment and attempt at working with colours I don't usually favour - this time, pink and lilac.

I had a brainstorming session trying to come up with new shapes for brooches and necklaces, and this shape was one I decided to try to see how it turned out.  While I was sewing around her edges I remembered about some labradorite droplets that had been languishing in my beady stash, and the idea developed from there.


Felted silk hankie fibre, cotton scrim, chiffon, organza, tencel nepps and silk throwsters waste, embellished with tiny 2mm sequins, glass beads and seed, colonial knot, detached fly and detached chain stitches.  The labradorite drops hang from assorted sterling silver chain.
I love labradorite.  It's my favourite mineral!


artymess said...

lovely ....... labradorite is my favourite too I bought an enormous ring with a lovely oval stone in the Summer and i love it it has such depth......x

Chris Gray said...

I had the same problem with "pink"...until Eva pointed out that it's not REALLY's light burgundy!!

Lends a whole new meaning to a piece does that :-)

(...I like your light burgundy and pale grape too!...and the labradorite is beautiful...)