Or my alternative (and I think preferred) title –
Jess Made Me Do It
It was Jess’ blog post this week about the beginning of her brooch collection that prompted this bit of experimentation.
I’m a big fan of brooches as well. Especially this time of year, when all of my scarves, wraps and jumpers come out of hibernation and get a huge workout. (I do live on top of a mountain – 1067 metres above sea level actually – so the weather can get pretty darned cold!)
My favourite-most-loved brooch used to belong to my Great-Grandma. She was the cranky, opinionated matriarch of the family. Loved us all un-conditionally though. But she would tell you if you screwed up.
Anyway, I digress. I received this brooch from her jewellery collection after she passed away. Looking back now, I realise that she had an awesome assortment of jewellery.
I tend not to wear that many necklaces and bangles during winter – long sleeves and big coats hide them away. I do however love wrapping my scarves (and wraps in particular) up around my neck (keeps me super warm).
So, Jess made me do it. Planted this seed and this is the end result.
Should I do more?
They’ll be really sculptural pieces like this one. And all from copper. It adds beautiful warmth to winter clothes.
The end results still need finessing, but I like!