Golden Spring - bead embroidered brooch

This brooch was inspired by trip to oriental rug store. Beautiful floral and paisley ornaments were calling me for a challenge. In the end result it's not really paisley, neither a flower. But I still like it. :)

Central green marquise in cat's eye, I also used Czech and Japanese seed beads in five different colors and tiny natural amber beads. The whole brooch is around 7 x 4,5 cm big.

To me these are the colors of early spring, when first green leaves start to show and snow is playing of golden ground.

More details here.

I also want to say that now there are 100 followers of my blog and I'm very excited about it. Stay tuned, as I'm planning to celebrate this special occasion with a little something for you, my wonderful readers! ;)



Belinda Saville said...

Jana, this brooch is beautiful! There is a wonderful sense of movement in this piece...I really love the patterns you've created here. Stunning use of colour too!

Congratulations on hitting 100 followers, my friend!


Annuk said...

I'm in love with this brooch!!! It's really beautiful. It reminds me so much of the Orient, and I agree with Belinda: there is truly a wonderful sense of movement in this piece... like it's flowing. Truly a stunner!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The mix of colours you have used are stunning - it reminds me of some of the temples I saw in Thailand with their gorgeous shimmery mosaics.

Congrats on 100 followers. I am proud to be one of them!

Karyn ♥

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

It's beautiful!!!!!!!!! great design!!!

Libby Leuchtman said...

Wow beautiful work. I am trying to stop by bloggers who are in Lori's Bead Soup and say Hi. I can't wait to see what you will create. Congrats on 100 followers. I too just passed 100 and it was pretty special.

Perlenzauberin said...

This design is ..... WOW!
It looks great!

Nice greetings from Austria

Carrie said...

a great big WOW! It's so beautiful. xxxx

Nancy van den Boom said...

Jana, I admire you for so many things. Your patience, your skills, you can design, you have an amazing talent for putting colours and materials together, you can make wonderful pictures. This brooch is just awesome. I hope it'll find a proud owner soon! You and the brooch deserve it!

Helmitarha said...

Thank you, my lovely ladies, for all the good words and enormous support! You always inspire me to create more interesting designs and pick up new materials! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm always happy and curious to open my blog and read your thoughts and opinions. You are the best! Love you!

BluMoon said...

I just rolled in from Lori's bead soup blog party and thought I would say Hi, your beading is just beautiful I am full of admiration at your skill.