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Monday, 27 June 2016

Chrysanthemum Brooch


 
 
I made this brooch as a present for my friend, Steph's birthday. The design is from "Bead Metamorphosis" by Lisa Kan. The rivoli is Crystal Volcano. I also used bronze daggers beads  and purple iris gold rizo beads. The design of the back of this brooch cleverly incorporates the brooch pin. It took me a while to find the round brooch back the design required, but it was worth the effort. I found the daggers in the completed brooch were a bit too loose, which may have been my tension. To get around this I built up an extra couple of peyote rings behind the daggers to stop them getting pushed back.
 
 
 

3 comments:

Wendy said...

It's beautiful!

Wendy said...

It's beautiful!

tpotty28 said...

Thanks for another beautiful handmade gift. I now have a little gadget so I can wear your brooches as necklaces too. So I can wear them all year round not just in jacket weather.