A couple of months ago I found these great wrap sweaters. I love them and I bought them in three different colors. However I needed a brooch to dress them up and keep them closed if needed. Here's the brooch I made.
The rivoli is an incredible shade of blue/green. While I was beading it, I kept thinking it looked like amoeba especially when I added the fringe. But now when I look at it, it reminds me of a rain drop.
I work in bead embroidery, which is the art of taking beads and artifacts and sewing them into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Taking inspiration from nature, I seek to incorporate a variety of textures and colors into the work, while attempting to arrange the materials in a way that creates a sense of movement and light.
As an artist and family farmer, I find that the changing seasons impact my work. When the fields are green or the sunflowers are blooming, my palette reflects that landscape. When the dogs have an encounter with a porcupine, the quills sometimes find their way into a piece.
These native elements, along with fossils, abalone and gems tie the work to our natural lives and history.
Visit me at http://www.jodihorgan.etsy.com