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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ideas

More ideas/3D sketching... Brooches... What do you think? Hit or miss? ;-)

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scribbled by Carina 10/18/2009 03:42:00 PM


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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Felt and stitches

Just a little brooch-y experiment. Who knows if it's going to go anywhere...

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scribbled by Carina 9/29/2009 12:11:00 PM


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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Memories of questionable taste

I once had lots of horrible jewellery, lots of plastic things. Ick. I still have some plastic things, but they are from the 80s, so it can hardly be helped!

I thought it'd be fun to share some of my 'collection' of jewellery. Maybe you have one of your own? Of questionable taste perhaps?

These are most of my brooches. I won't bore you with a description of all of them (I don't remember exactly how I got them all, so it wouldn't even be possible!). Just one will suffice. And it is rather special to me. See that small one with the Danish flag and the Olympic rings in gold? When was the Olympic Games in South Korea?

Well, that year there was a drawing contest in countries around the world (for kids) and if your drawing was selected it would be sent to an exhibition in South Korea. Well, shiver me timbers, my drawing of the Emperor and his Nightingale was picked and I got a letter 'from' the Danish Queen who was the protector for this and that pin up there. How cool is that? It meant A LOT to me then - still does, i suppose, seeing as I've kept it all these years...

I love earrings! When I was younger I used to wear really rather big ones. The bigger the better, really. But interesting ones, not like the chavvy gold ones you see the kids with here in England. The copper and wood beads are from Prague, I got them on a school trip there in 1993. Man, that was a fun trip! And it was just after the fall of the Berlin wall and all that so everything was unbelievably cheap.

I rarely wear big earrings these days, but those copper ones do get out of the box from time to time. Same with the dangly ones next to them. Someone I went to school with had a pair like them and I was terribly envious. What joy when I got a pair myself! They make the most terrific dangling sound!

Talk about questionable taste! Look at these babies. Most of them are from the 80s. For some strange reason I have quite a few fishy earrings; and I don't even like fish! The mask on the left is one of my favourites. Unfortunately, I lost the other one, but I've still held on to this one for many, many years. It's just so pretty to me.

These are just random pendants and earrings. Most of them I don't remember how I got, but I lke them very much. I definitely have a fondness for the rocaille and often go for something along those lines. The rectangle with the blue circle used to be my mum's so that must be from the 60s or 70s. I should ask her about that...

It's fun to look at these things from time to time. There are so many memories locked up in them. Even the ones I don't think I can remember anything about, eventually something will surface. It's nice to have physical things that links you to who and where you were at other times of your life. I'm not someone who keeps my clothes for decades (well, apart from a few pieces). But jewellery is another matter.

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scribbled by Carina 10/07/2008 10:11:00 AM


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Sunday, January 21, 2007

A wee brooch


Embroidered brooch
Originally uploaded by wardi.
I made this for a friend of mine. Not sure if she actually reads this blog, so I'll say nothing else about her, cause the brooch is a surprise. ;-)

Inspired by that Japanese book, Freehand Embroidery and very sweet and pink if you ask me! The lighting of the picture isn't too great btw, it's not quite as orange in 'person'.

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scribbled by Carina 1/21/2007 08:29:00 PM


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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Felt brooches


Cluster of brooches
Originally uploaded by wardi.
I loved these brooches so much, I had to make some more! Also, I gave them both away!

So far I've made 14, all different, and I don't think I'm stopping there. I just love them so; they are like candy. Yummy. I wish I could wear them all at once. Of course noone says I can't, but it might be a wee bit over the top. Also, I'm planning on taking them to the craft fair on Saturday, so it'd be no good if I kept them for myself, huh?

They are made of felt, with handstitched details. It is sooooo relaxing to cut out all the little circles. Must be something about the monotony, eh? And then figuring out what colours to put together. It's almost like painting, I think.

I'm submitting this for this month's Whiplash (in the Design category), cause the theme is accessories and I think brooches are my favourite accessory.

Here's a picture of all 14 so far.

Wreath of brooches




whipup

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scribbled by Carina 10/15/2006 04:46:00 PM


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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Queen of Oklahoma


From England to Oklahoma
Originally uploaded by natesmama0214.
Hey, I never said I wasn't silly. I forgot to take a picture of this brooch before sending it to NM, and you know I take pictures of everything! Ha!

Well, I can blog her picture then - I'm sure she won't mind! ;-)

I think the button is meant to be used on some kind of jeans fabric. It just looks like that kind of button.

If you click on the picture you might be able to see that it says "Great seal of the state of Oklahoma". Obviously, I couldn't but use for this, huh?!

I'm happy that she liked it! :-)

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scribbled by Carina 8/23/2006 10:53:00 PM


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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Brooches in the shop


Brooches
Originally uploaded by wardi.
I added these brooches to the shop. Aren't they great?! I have one my flower-y bag. I love these colours. So happy!

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scribbled by Carina 8/05/2006 03:51:00 PM


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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Brooch for Sara


Brooch for Sara
Originally uploaded by wardi.

My friend Sara's birthday is on Saturday, and although we don't really give each other gifts, I thought I'd give her a little present anyway.

A small brooch that I made. I made one for myself too.

And she totally loved it, I'm so chuffed!

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scribbled by Carina 5/23/2006 10:12:00 PM


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