First brooches and samples

First brooches and samples

Since it’s not possible for me to make one “real” brooch each day for Brooch-a-Day, I thought I could post samples, work in progress, sketches and a few actual brooches every now and then.

I’ve started with these five samples because I think they could make interesting brooches. They were made having four specific greek words in mind and the materials available were paper, fabric, threads, card stock , wire, acrylic paints and aluminum.

brooch sample
brooch sample
brooch sample
brooch sample

The next brooch, a stickpin actually, is also my first entry for Brooch-a-Week.

paper clip
paper clip pin

For a while now I have been noticing paper clips as I was walking outside. First I thought it was funny, then I started thinking about it. Why did I keep seeing them and what’s so interesting about these mundane everyday objects?

The one thing I like is their simple and functional design. Also the greek word for paper clips means something “to hold and connect”, which is another interesting way of seeing it. This morning I was out running. I found a hair clip and then I remembered the paper clips all over again. I got back home and made this stickpin in ten minutes.

I wear it as I’m writing right now and I love it! Of course this idea is open to many variations and I’m thinking of exploring it a bit more.

Thanks for reading!

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Θυμάμαι παλιότερα που ίχες πάρει μέρος σε ένα αντιστοιχο με δακτυλίδια. Έχεις καταπληκτικές ιδέες, ανυπομονώ και για τις επόμενες καρφίτσες. Καλή χρονιά!

Σ’ ευχαριστώ πολύ Ελένη! Ναι, είχα πάρει μέρος στο Ring-a-Day το 2010 και την επόμενη χρονιά είχαμε κάνει το Ring-a-Week. Δεν ξέρω για πόσο καιρό θα έχω το κουράγιο να συνεχίσω αυτό το νέο project με τις καρφίτσες αλλά θα το προσπαθήσω για όσο μπορέσω grin
Καλή και δημιουργική χρονιά και σ’εσένα!!!

v interesting! particularly loved ur thots on the paper clip. wd love to see a pic of u wearing the stickpin ; )

Thank you Pallavi! How can I convince you to join us too? grin
I was thinking of taking some photos with me wearing the pins, just need to find someone to take these photos for me grin

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