A classic and traditional form of jewelry is the cameo, very popular with the Victorians. Made by very skilled craft men carving portraits of ladies through layers of shell. It was a very expensive and exclusive but mass production in plastics have made them two a pence and to be honest a bit naff.
But after Christmas I was sorting out my decorations before putting them away in the attic.
And I was looking at these little embroideries I did for my tree years ago,
and I felt I needed to see them more often.
The more I looked at them, they began to remind me of cameos, and I wondered if I could update the look.
Having chosen the two most similar
I cut off the loops, and beaded round the edges to form a frame
the kidney wires were twisted so they could lye flat on the back
And ta da they were done!
Must say I am rather pleased with them, and it has sparked loads of creative vibs, sketch book is buzzing now.....
.....but really not sure about this one!