Monday, April 5, 2010

I have been toying with the idea of starting a jewelry line using recycled items. I have so many odds and ends around the studio and I need to do something with them. I am also feeling the need to do something a bit different with my fused glass work. This brooch was my first effort combining recycled items with a fused glass cabochon. I rather like the combination of the flat metal look with the bright dichroic glass. I made two more brooches like this only on one I used an old turquoise earring of my mother's and on the other one an antique button. I wore the turquoise one to the gallery today when I was making a delivery and a lady saw it and asked where she could buy one. I took it off and said right here and made a sale. Wow! that made my day.

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