Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bronze Brooch

  I've been very unproductive all week. So many things I feel I have to get done, and yet I don't get anything done at all.  I already have more custom orders, can you believe it?

  Tonight, I asked myself what I would do if I could make whatever I wanted, and this brooch was my choice. I think I am finally ready to start caging stones in my own style and this caging style is the direction I wish I had more time to explore.

  I love the pin backs I'm doing now. They look and operate more like a real piece of jewelry. Did I just say that? As if wire is not 'real jewelry'?  Forgive me, you know what I mean I hope!


7 comments:

  1. Mary, you make some of the "real-est" jewelry I have ever seen! I like that this pin is fine enough that it doesn't have to be relegated to just shawls or scarves. Gorgeous!

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  2. hhhoooo...!!!! gorgeous...!!!

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  3. Melissa, Thanks for the laugh, and the blog friendship:)
    This pin is good news for blouses everywhere:)

    Lulu!! Thank you!!!!

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  4. You, lady, are the "Queen of Pins" of all sorts. You've made some of the best pins and brooches I have seen. This one is....as usual....gorgeous!

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  5. Mary,
    This is a beautiful pin. I love the way you are setting your gems too. This is a very lovely signature setting - lovely on both your rings and brooch/pendant settings. This brooch is stunning! I really like how you flattened the latch on your pin backing. Nice touch.
    I've only recenly begun to explore with fibulas. Though I have experimented with brooches in the past I was not necessarily happy with my results. However my fibulas have turned out great as of late - 'operating more like a real piece of jewelry' as you say, so I can really appreciate where you are coming from. The difference is not the *wire* - but rather my comfort and competence *with* the wire. :) I think I'm going to revisit constructing brooches again in the near future. :)

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  6. Thank you Delia, I'd love to see some of your new fibulas!

    Thank you Swati!

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