As the festive holidays approach I thought I would make a brooch to wear on the day but I wanted it to be something I could wear anytime.
The stitches include bullion stitches, french knots and and spider web flower in the centre. Buttons fill the spaces. Because this is on a dome shaped button I had to be sure there would be no fabric showing through so the stitching and the beading is very tightly packed and took many hours to do.
The outer edge is bullion stitches and button hole lace very casually put together. Again I wanted to be sure there was no fabric showing. I think in future I would use a coloured fabric for the background instead of the white silk.
Several people have asked about the size of the buttons and brooches I have been making.
The buttons are 5cm across and the toggle on the previous posting is 5.5cm long and 1 cm across the end.
Thanks also to everyone who comments on this blog. I really appreciate all the feedback and encouragement.