Couture Garden Heart Brooch
For this heart I have used some real live, haute couture material. There is a fabric shop in a tiny town in Languedoc where the very kind proprietress will cut widths as small as 20cm. I bought this and one other, both woven by Maison Heuvel, and this one was created for Chanel.
The rich floral colors suggested the theme; I used my handpainted silk flower calyxes with vintage sequins and beads to achieve a modern take on a floral design. Unusual green antique nailhead beads reinforce the composition. Raw edges are carefully bound with silk thread. Layered with wool felt for stability and structure.
3 inches (75mm) wide, tie tac finding and silver 'KVA' tag.
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