Posted in Jewellery, Upcycling, tagged brooch, cherry blossom, etsy, etsy shop, french knots, lazy daisy stitch, leaves, pelmet vilene, stem stitch, Summer Meadow Brooch, upcycled jewellery, upcycling on 05/02/2017|
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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.
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Posted in General Embroidery, Jewellery, Upcycling, tagged etsy, french knots, lazy daisy stitch, straight stitch, Summer Meadow Brooch, upcycling, vilene, vintage brooch on 23/10/2014|
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I am so pleased with this one! It started off as a very basic white metal vintage brooch.
I just thought the holes were an ideal place to put some embroidery, so I started by colouring some pelmet vilene.
And then drew round the holes to give me a template for how much space I had to stitch into. Straight stitches in a single strand of variegated silk thread gave me the grassy meadow and lazy daisy stitches gave the middle section a bit of variation.
Then the french knots, again in a single strand of variegated silk thread.
Next I made a careful template of the brooch shape, with cut outs for the clasp and cut the embroidery to fit.
After it had been carefully attached to the back of the brooch, I added another bit of vilene to cover the back of the stitching.
And listed it here in my Etsy shop.
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