A couple of years ago I was delighted to come across a vintage white metal brooch with spaces I could fill with stitching. An offcut of pelment vilene and a few french knots later, I created one of my first upcycled brooches.
So I was delighted when I found a very similar brooch recently. Pink vilene this time…
…and tiny stem and lazy daisy stitches in a single strand of silk made tree branches with leaves.
Another branch on the other side with cream french knots for cherry blossom and odd blossoms and leaves in the central section.
Mounted into the brooch.
And popped into my Etsy shop. Another quick finish.