Monday, April 28, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
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Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
The brooches are all individual portraits of family members or close friends. The idea came from this family photo (my husbands grandparents and children) that I came across...
The little boy in the middle is my father in law when he was a child.
I have also been doing a lot of research on Victorian Era mourning and sentimental jewelry lately. I think I will do a post soon on more inspiration, but this is all for now...
P.s. Please feel free to critique me and give feedback in comments. I can use all the help/opinions I get!
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
The design is silhouettes of members of my family, and Victorian era ornamental circles.
I just can't get enough of the Victorian era stuff right now, jewelry, furniture, design, clothing, I love looking at it all!
Anyway, so the wall panel was going to be tufted like this image below. Instead of having buttons, I made 22 brooches that replace the buttons, but can be removed from the panel to be wearable and functional.
Tufting is where the fabric is pulled down and held in place with a button of some sort, to create little pillowy puckers on the surface. Tufting is usually used in furniture applications.