Friday, September 1, 2017

New Brooch Designs

As the days are getting shorter – and cooler – I find that the attention of visitors to my market table often focuses on my brooches. I am even thinking about crocheting myself a lovely, chunky shawl in preparation for the colder weather – one with which I can wear a statement brooch. I do love these brooches. With the only limitation on design being the ability to manipulate the central pin correctly, the options are pretty infinite. And as I’ve become more comfortable with playing with fire, I have realised that heat can create amazing colour play on copper and bronze.  My new brooch – “Relic” – shows the various colours that can be achieved – from striking red and purple to softer hues of grey and lavender. Beautiful.

These brooches would make ideal gifts for Christmas. And I am happy to take on commissions. I can incorporate cabochons (as in this design that includes a stunning green tourmaline) and could even incorporate a faceted gemstone if that were desired. If this is something that would interest you, please get in touch. I am limiting the number of commissions I am taking on this Autumn as I need to be sure I am not overbooked. But I would welcome the opportunity to create some amazing brooches on a bespoke basis.

I shall be creating some more bronze and copper rings and earrings this month as I need to replace stock that has sold. So keep your eyes peeled for more additions to the website as the month progresses.

And, as mentioned above, Christmas is beginning to have some influence on my business at this point. I have the dates for the Poolewe Christmas Markets and will share them as soon as my participation is confirmed. (I am almost always one of the first to get my paperwork back, but always need to be sure that I am able to reserve a table.)

As always, thank you so very much for your continuing interest in The Selkie’s Haunt. It is very, very much appreciated.

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