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appledainty
« on: February 05, 2018 09:48:45 AM »

I've had a lot of people ask me about making tsumami brooches, so I thought I should maybe make some. :x

Some of these early ones I'm keeping for myself because they aren't 100% nicely finished on the back - and I like brooches too, as it turns out.

This is the first brooch I made:






I love the skull cabochon; it's my favorite thing. But, the back isn't very nicely done. I didn't get any photos of the back, but it's kind of raw with wires and glue. I decided to give my other brooches a cleaner look by backing them with felt.

I'm making a series of these mossy brooches using Tim Holtz ideaology miniature baroque frames, which I think are available at your general craft store (JoAnn's/Michael's). I'm only slightly obsessed with baroque/rococo frames. This is what they look like with just the moss, no other decoration.


And here's my first finished one:


And this is my favorite one so far; a rose gold and purple chrysanthemum two-part brooch. There's a brooch back on the larger piece, and a tack backing on the single flower that links on the chain. I'm so happy I found rose gold glitterwire at the craft store over the holidays; rose gold is my favorite. I kind of want to hoard as much of it as I can.









I'm taking a break from brooches for a bit to finish some other projects, but I'm partway done with a few more. Smiley Excited to share those once they are done.
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018 10:14:50 AM »

Beautiful work appledainty!  I especially love the skulls.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018 05:50:15 AM »

Very delicate & detailed. The moss backing is a neat idea, works so well with the rest of your designs.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018 10:34:14 PM »

These are lovely. I've been making kahanzi (so!) Flowers recently, it's about the only craft I'm managing to focus on. Yours are so much more precise, are they seen or glued. And there any tutes that you'd recommend?

I love them with the little frames
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018 10:20:49 AM »

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These are lovely. I've been making kahanzi (so!) Flowers recently, it's about the only craft I'm managing to focus on. Yours are so much more precise, are they seen or glued. And there any tutes that you'd recommend?

I love them with the little frames

I use traditional techniques, so they are glued with rice glue. Smiley I usually recommend the tutorials from kanzashi core, but they are very basic. You can find them here: http://www.vivcore.com/kanzashicore/kanzashi_tutorials.html
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2018 01:33:34 PM »

 That top skull one is insane! It is so beautiful!!! I absolutely LOVE it. The color, style, everything.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018 06:09:08 PM »

Wow these are amazing!
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