From my large stash of ikat dyed silk yarn (some dating back to the early 80’s when I first started making the brooches), I meticulously wrap and wrap and wrap. It takes me approximately 20 minutes to wrap each individual unit.  I use archival black core matte board and have my framer cut the board into an assortment of small shapes.

Once the wrapping is complete, I assemble the piece by gluing to a matte board backing and attaching a pin back.

 I can’t tell you how much pleasure I get from creating these miniature works of art. The fact that I continue to produce a limited number of extremely labor-intense pieces (at an affordable price), speaks of a labor of love.

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