27.10.10

Penannular

fall brooch

The latest piece to be added to the shop is my take on the penannular brooch. I've long been looking for a brooch design I could create from scratch including the pinning mechanism.

To fasten my version: push the pin through fabric and moving it side-to-side guide it up between the ends of the circle until it rests on top of it. The ends have raised edges which makes it quite secure without the need to turn the pin away from the gap as on the classic penannular.

The silk is dyed with autumn leaves and its colours are mirrored by the frosty star caught on the end of the 'branch'.

10 comments:

nicole said...

Ooh, I love this design. I think it would be the perfect fastener for my handknit shawls. Is there a possibility that you may make other ones in different colours?

dandelionlady said...

So beautiful. I adore your work

Dar Presto said...

I am fascinated with natural dying, although I've only experimented a bit with plants from my garden. (Dandelion on alumed silk is pretty!)I had no idea leaves could impart such lovely colour.
I thoroughly enjoy watching your work unfold (or fold, as it were). You have a level of creativity, thoughtfulness, and exploration that is just brilliant. Thanks for sharing it.

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

Hey Eva,

Thsi is gorgeous! What a fabulous idea! Your design reminds of certain types of celtic brooches which have a simlar pinning mechanism. It's very elegant! I hope you'll make more of these soon :)

ginkotree said...

this is just beautiful - i'm always looking at your blog and sighing, your pieces are so pretty and magical. do you make the metal parts of your jewellery, or are they made especially for you? they seem to go so perfectly.

xxx

Nancy*McKay said...

...i just LOVE everything you do...xoxo

Eva said...

nicole - glad you like it! I love the design and plan to make more (not least one for me!) If you have any special colours in mind, please let me know.

dandelionlady - thank you! x

Dar - thank you for such a kind comment. And for the tip for dandelion dyeing (must try that next year).

Catherine - the celtic brooch is exactly what I had in mind! There will be more, don't know how soon but some time...

ginkotree - I buy the silver in the shape of loose chain and wire and make everything from that. I like that I can make clasps etc. the way I want :)

Nancy - always good to see you. I love your style (even that of your comments!) xo

nicole said...

Ooh, I was thinking perhaps something dark and moody with plums, midnight blues,and/or rich browns... Similar to: timekeeper #1, Rara avis XV, the darker necklaces on your autumn perspectives photo, your "mine to keep" necklace, or your "return into earth" necklace.

I get compliments every time I wear my rara avis necklace. I would love to own another piece!

Eva said...

That's great, Nicole, thanks for writing it down! I'll see what I can do :)

nicole said...

Can't wait to see!!! No hurry though. I know this is a busy time for you. You're getting married! I hope you have a lovely day.