Monthly Archives: February 2017

Butterfly effect…

What a great weekend – England playing rugby and the weather – just bad enough that I had to stay in and sew! This little brooch is definitely more tricky and challenging that the rose brooch. I have already had … Continue reading

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Shiny, shiny….

After a weekend of on/off sewing my butterfly brooch is finally starting to take shape. It has been a very fiddly process, particularly adding the spangles – especially as my fingers are rather like oversized bananas! The directions are very … Continue reading

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Stitching pretty….

I can’t believe how long it has taken me to get to this stage – but now the fun begins! Hopefully all the preparation will mean that the metal couching will sit nicely over the brooch. I think what I … Continue reading

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Perfect padding!

A little further along in the process and I have now completed all the felt padding on my butterfly brooch. Sew far, sew good! Now the fun can really start, first an outline of pearl purl is added…. but I … Continue reading

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Butterfly Millefiori Brooch

I should probably get in a little more practice before attempting the butterfly brooch by Jenny Adin Christie – but I always was very impatient! So have made a start on the felt padding. I must remember to get this … Continue reading

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Goldwork Millefiori Brooch 2

Before starting the Goldwork butterfly kit by Jenny Adin-Christie, I thought I needed a little more practice. So I took all the left overs from the Rose brooch that I had completed and attempted a second round brooch. I had … Continue reading

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What next?

Whenever I finish a project it always leaves me feeling a little bereft. I have a bag of unfinished samples which I never seem to get around to as I am forever thinking about trying something new! I have always … Continue reading

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