Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday's Adornment

'Woven Brooch'

Sterling silver,
fine silver,
and a stainless steel brooch pin.

I made this lovely brooch for my final year studies in Advanced Diploma of Engineering Jewellery at NMIT.
My aim was to explore the differences between cold, solid metal and soft, flowing fabrics.
This brooch was from a series that replicated the textures, colours and the woven detail of fabric by using silver and titanium.

Strips of fine silver, polished and rollerprinted, were carefully woven with strips of titanium. A strip of titanium was heated until it turned blue to add a touch of colour to the brooch.

A handcrafted brooch pin and rivets hold the piece together.

With the days and nights getting colder by the day, rugging up in woolly jackets and scarves is becoming a daily occurrence. This brooch made me enjoy it so much more!

Happy Day!



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