Thursday, November 09, 2006

Not Your Grandmothers Brooch

Three lustrous gemstones were used to make this brooch, purple quartz, green jade, matte amethyst, and Swavroski crystal. After about 25 feet of sterling silver wire I can say that I am pleased with my double decker brooch! The style is meant to emulate ladylike brooches from the fifties and sixties, but using modern colors. In some places the wire is visible and some of the quartz is slightly bigger than in other places adding to the imperfection and in my opinion beauty of the piece.


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