Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Forcing the issue...

OK, so I am determined to get this brooch thing up and running. As you may know, I made a gigantic amount of brooches for the show I did over the weekend. How did they sell??? (I am sure you are all waiting with bated breath for the answer...) They sold pretty well. I didn't sell astounding amounts but enough sold that made me think I should keep them coming. So today I had a fashion shoot with my headless dress form (it belonged to my grandmother - it was cast from her body when she was 16 years old - you would not believe how tiiiiiny the waist is!) to show how excellent they can look.

The most common question I heard all weekend was "Can you show me ways to wear pins? I really like them but I don't know how to wear them." Well, just stick them on, I say! Anywhere! You can wear them on your Winter coat, your jacket, blazer, at your throat, on your collar, on your handbag, to hold a shawl closed, to gather a full skirt on the side, in your hair, on your hat, on your scarf, on your belt... whew! I could go on. But I won't. The point is this: brooches are awesome and I encourage everyone to wear one and all my fellow jewelry designers to make them. So there.

(could it be that I have had a little too much cold medicine today? It's time for my nap.)

All three brooches are now available in my Etsy shop.

6 comments:

thebeadedlily said...

I love the idea of using it to pin a full skirt! How intrigueing!

Dani said...

I use to wear them all the time. Maybe I'll have to start again...

High Desert Diva said...

I'm sort of a brooch fanatic. In the 80's I wore them at the neck, now they usually find their way to my lapel.

I think Michelle Obama's fondness for brooches will help your revolution...

Glad they sold well for you at your show!

Contrariwise said...

That old dress form is great. I think I need to scour some antique shops and find one to use as a model.

Christopher And Tia said...

I feel like I'm bad at wearing brooches. Like I do it wrong? Is there a right or a wrong way to wear a brooch?

esta sketch said...

these are gorgeous! i looove brooches, i totally agree.. they're awesome and everybody should wear more of them :)