I made some new brooches the other day and thought I would make a couple extra for my lovely bloggy friends. I had to make 8 for a lady my husband works with, and I made two extra for a giveaway.
Here they are in progress, just before I added the backs and pins to them. I made two of each of the solid colors you see below.
The material for the solid colored roses is repurposed prom dress material. Very nice and thick. For the multi colored roses I used material I salvaged from a couple of shirts that originally belonged to a family member that I found in the attic in the 90s. I used to wear them a lot, but there is a lot more of Shayna than there used to be, lol, so they no longer fit me.
Here's another WIP shot, and a picture of the back of one of the brooches. The material is hand cut and the edges melted with a candle. Then I sew little beads in the center by hand. Next I glue a piece of recycled leather (from old jackets) to the back and glue a pin on top. I finish it off by gluing a little piece of leather over part of the pin to make sure it stays.
Now for the giveaway. To enter you must leave a comment below. For extra chances to win, you can do one or all of the following...
1. Follow my blog and leave me a note in your comment that you have done so (if you already follow just let me know in your comment that you are a follower and you too will get an extra chance).
2. You can also post a comment on my Flickr here for another chance to win.
3. Post a link to this on your own blog and leave me a link to your post in your comment.
International players are welcome. I will draw a winner on Monday, December 19th. Keep an eye out for the post, I will give the winner three days to respond with an email containing their address.
If your name is drawn, you will recieve both flowers shown below.