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Saturday, May 28, 2011

little house 'embrace' brooches

little house brooch
brass house brooch with sea glass
the "home is where the heart is" exhibition closes tomorrow evening

The series of little house brooches are part of the 'embrace' collection within "home is where the heart is".
Each of the metalwork houses hold a tiny shard of beach glass as a window. The windows are formed from a modified claw setting made by raising 'claws' from the sheet metal of the brooch body. The two holes above the sea glass are for the rivets which hold the brooch back in place.

There's a neat tutorial here for a more traditional claw setting for a regular gemstone cut.
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