Thursday, November 19, 2009


In our small group who swap monthly we had to make brooches this time and it was Caroles choice.
I decided to use some of my sample pieces from an online workshop that I had done earlier with Lynda and Carol M.
Originally the base piece was orange but I decided to add some Starburst sprays to give it a more rustic look.
Several years ago I had made some one inch tiles from cardboard and covered them with serviettes to add colour and then I added clear UTEE to give a glossy finish.
I decided to add these to the background pieces.
I glued a small one on top of the larger one and then glued these to the base.
Next I wound gold wire around them to join the whole thing together.
I then backed each one with a piece of black felt but you cannot see it because I had to sit them on a bigger piece of black felt to get a better picture.

Four are now on their way to the other ladies and one is mine.


Joei Rhode Island said...

Love all that glitter....and just before Christmas...perfect =-)

Angela Recada said...

Your brooches are beautiful! Thanks for describing the creative way you made them. They really are terrific!

Maureen said...

These are really good Doreen, will look really great as brooches.

Aussie Jo said...

Fantastic brooches Doreen, what a great idea to swap something you can use again and again. It pays to have a few bits and pieces on hand from experimenting to use too.

kiwicarole said...

Well I am excited about the brooches and the stitchery!! I forgot about not looking and was busy checking the brooches out, and before you know it....! Can't wait for them to arrive here, I'll let you know the moment I spot them! Thanks Doreen! :D

Sandy said...

They are wonderful.

Julie H said...

Wonderful brooches, I am sure the group will enjoy wearing them.

Val said...

Wow - these are great Doreen - what a bunch of very lucky ladies!


Glad your parcel arrived safely Doreen. I had a lot of fun putting all the bits n bobs together

Hope you have a lovely week

Carolyn x

Dot said...

These are really lovely Doreen!
Dot xx