When I meet the public when I have the opportunity to bring Crochet Bright and Beautiful to a market stall ( usually Brixton Station Road) I like to listen to suggestions. The public know what they want. I want to make things that the public like. It’s a simple exchange.
So with this in mind, I went home with the bee in my bonnet to make a few crochet brooches.
I first made rainbows.
Then I made beautiful blowsy cotton roses with beading:
Then I made more folksy cabbage roses with a tiny ladybird detail.
I remembered the dinky 50’s style cherry brooch I had made with a vintage lady in mind:
Keeping the vintage feel in mind, I made this pansy brooch
with lurex purple , beading embroidery and felt leaves. The little ladybird is a cute detail.
Then last but not least, I made some seriously funky sugar skulls, inspired by the wonderful Mexican Day of the Dead.
I’ve really enjoyed making these fellows. Each one seems to have it’s own personality. The possibilities are endless with these crochet brooches. I’ve used various yarns, some with added lurex thread for added pizzazz. Sequins and beads add yet more sparkle to these audacious statement pieces. I shall be making more in still more colours. Every one guaranteed unique. ( I hate making the same thing twice!)
They measure 9cm /3.5 inches long and fasten with a pin at the back.
They cost just £6.50 each which I think is a bargain for such an original handmade piece of jewelry.
If you’d like one, ( or any of the other brooches above) please head over to my facebook page CROCHETBRIGHTANDBEAUTIFUL
Like the page and just add a comment under the relevant picture and I shall get one to you . Payment via paypal. Don’t worry if you don’t have an account, I can send you an invoice which you can settle with any payment card.
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