Monday, 8 February 2010

Something different

I have been experimenting with making a brooch out of wood for submission to an exhibition. Will have to wait a few weeks though to see if it gets selected. Fingers crossed. Below are a few pictures of the brooch I submitted.

For the exhibition you had to visit the new refurbished Ulster Museum and be inspired by something in the museum's collection. I was inspired by a Katy Hackney brooch (different from this image) which was on display. The use of wood was appealing and it was a real experiment for me using the wood and textiles.

I think I will be making a few more of these and maybe pop them into frames as well. Hopefully my brother will oblige with cutting the wood. I am very good with the electric belt sander. It was very scary to use the first time and I found it was better not to hit the centre of the spinning circle sander.

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