Bevy of beauties…

I am not really a big fan of jewellery – just can’t be bothered. But the one thing I do wear daily is a brooch and over the years I have built up quite a collection. I tend to go for anything handmade – be it embroidered, crochet, felted or enameled. Just this week one of the little boys in my class made me a Lego, cross shaped brooch with he stuck to my top with sticky tape! It didn’t last more than a day but it certainly was a talking point! My love of brooches is one of the reasons I was drawn to the millefiore kits produced by Jenny Adin-Christie. I have been working on a small heart-shaped brooch – which I finally finished this week! Love it – here are a few pictures of the finished brooch. It has to be said that the back is not nearly as neat as the front!

When ever I sew I like to make something useful, with a function. Now I need to find something new to make. Does any one have any ideas? These kits have given me a little confidence when working with metal threads, so maybe I could come up with my own design. This little brooch looks lovely grouped together with other metal work brooches.

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About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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4 Responses to Bevy of beauties…

  1. Catherine says:

    Beautiful! What a lovely job you have done of finishing the brooch off. I’m very tempted to get one myself!

    • wybrow1966 says:

      Thanks Catherine, I think I need to start another as it is only after you have finished a project that you know the problems that you may encounter and how to get around them!

  2. that is beautiful! I’ve had my eye on these kits!

    • wybrow1966 says:

      I can thoroughly recommend them. They were my first introduction into metal work and I am really please with the results. Jenny is a lovely lady who answered all my questions by e-mail. The instructions are very comprehensive and easy to follow.

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