February 4, 2022
Feb. 2 January is a relaxing month and a time to think about plans for the new year. It’s impossible to accomplish everything on my list of things to do so the question is what do I want to do the most. The answer is always explore, experiment, try new ideas. The first project will be a set of five brooches using shibori, a way of pleating silk and an old favorite, wrapping wire, embellishing raised shapes. Making the fibula, which is the pin of the brooch, will be a new thing for me. I like stainless steel jewelry so that will be the metal used but it’s a very hard metal, so it will take some effort to file, sand, and bend the wire. This piece is a bit of a take off on a necklace that was made recently called “Summer in the Winter”. The first brooch was posted last time. This photo is the beginning of the next one.