Monday, 27 October 2008

New butterfly brooch

I've just made this brooch/pin.
I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out.
I used a piece of vintage linen and drew
the butterfly with permanent pen.
Then I fused it to white felt using Wonder Under,
then I fused a further two layers of brown felt
and stitched around the whole thing.
I then added some copper wire.
If you are wondering how I did the
ends of the antennae, I'll let you know
my secret. I dipped the ends of the wire
into Diamond Glaze, let it dry and then repeated twice.
( I made sure the antennae were hanging
downward while the glaze dried.)
It's flying to my Etsy store soon.

2 comments:

  1. This is really nice, Doda! :)

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  2. Just gorgeous!

    I've been to a book launch recently by a Moth artist - quite exquiste works.

    I love copper, both when it's red, and when it turns that lovely verdigris green.

    I made a pair of copper and steel bees earlier on in the year - great fun to do.

    Keep it up!

    Cheers

    Cindy

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