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« on: January 10, 2016 01:36:23 PM »



A friend of mine is putting together a polymer clay class with the cutest cat brooches - that inspired me to make this one. I haven't achieved her level of "cuteness" yet, but for my first one I'm also a happy cat!!! =^..^=
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016 02:05:04 PM »

I think your happy cat brooch is very cute!
And well made too. Pretty.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016 03:59:59 PM »

Ummm....yeah...you have definitely achieved a high level of cuteness!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2016 05:39:50 AM »

This is adorable! Smiley Your brooches are really becoming a obsession with me.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2016 06:37:38 AM »

awwww Thanks!!! =^..^=

I'm pleased with the results and will be doing some more - different types of kitties and I'd like to do more to the fish. I almost used embroidery floss to do scales, but the shine of the floss when I did one of the fins was distracting. I removed that and just left the eye and mouth.

I was going to wet felt this brooch too as I have with some (most) of the dog brooches, but I couldn't bring myself to do it!! LOL!! I did needle felt the heck out of it to secure the fibers really well. Next one will get wet felted too - just adds to the durability of the piece.

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P.S. Who wears brooches these days??
When I look over the jewelry being offered where I do my classes, there's always a lot of necklaces, bracelets and earrings. There are brooches now and then, but I'm getting the impression that it's a less popular form of jewelry now than at other times. What do you think???
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016 01:26:52 PM »

Personally I love them. Yes, they are hard to find though. Think it is just a form of jewelry people don't wear so much anymore.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2016 06:43:50 PM »

I love them and used to have a large collection of them.  Years ago, I worked with a woman who had a lot of pins too, and we would try to "one up" each other with our collections.  She ended up winning.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2016 09:13:11 PM »

This reaches a pretty dang high level of cuteness if you ask me!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2016 06:40:01 AM »

Harlan--you come up with the cutest items using felting!  I love this happy cat and his fish...or is it a fish with his cat?

I wear brooches on my winter coat, which is black and the perfect back-drop...I also use them on my bags or to pin a scarf...I don't think they will ever go out of fashion as long as people like a little fun and color in their lives! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2016 07:10:59 AM »

Thank you for the compliments AND the comments about brooches!! =^..^=  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

I like brooches - for one thing they stay in their place! LOL!! For a while in December I was wearing a couple of the dog brooches at a time - partially because I liked them and partially to see how they wore (pretty well - with a bit of an edge to the wet felted versions).

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