Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rafflesia Brooch



Well I'm busy felting away - I think come winter I will be felting Tentacle Hats, scarves, boots etc, etc. I LOVE WET FELTING!!!!!!

I just finished my latest art jewelry creation called "Rafflesia" - because it reminded me of a huge jungle parasitic flower. She kind of just got bigger and bigger as I was making her, rather out of control but I like the way she turned out!

The organic gemstone is a fab piece of Fossil Oolite from www.designercabochons.co.uk (a family run cabochon business in the UK). Very funky and unusual fossil stone with a great 'ooid' pattern.

Other materials used - Faux Bone (loving this material too its so versatile), copper (I got the patina by heating it up), brass & stainless steel micro-screws, fine silver etched heishi (Fair Trade from Thai Karen Hills Tribes), old silver colour heishi (Fair Trade from Ethiopia) and merino wool in great colours.

I got some of this merino wool from Oz - a great company called Tree Tops Colours at www.treetopscolours.com.au

I'm going to try a smaller one next.......(fingers crossed)!

2 comments:

coconut lu said...

Hi Vicky,
This is too strange! I am currently in the middle of making a tentacle bangle!!! Hehe. I will post a picture when i am done. You would love this exhibition that is going to be on in Melbourne called 'Summon the Kraken'...all things squidy! It starts in a week or two at Glitzern.
Cheers
Coconut Lu

Ginga Squid said...

Thanks Coconut Lu!
Tentacles are addictive aren't they?
I will be looking out for your pic....
Ah - I so wish I lived in Sydney (but not for the sharks).