skookumchuk : - from two chinook words describing 'wild water', inspired by the rapids of the same name on the Lower Sunshine Coast of BC
alpaca, embroidery cotton, glass, wire crochet, freshwater pearls, white howlite, jade, crystal, wire
flotsam brooches are mixed media pieces using recycled/upcycled materials from my handcrafting exploits, outside sources and found objects.
they are based around recycled wire mesh discs (waste from manufacturing) and those annoying end pieces of wire on a spool which somehow aren't quite enough to use in a bigger project.
for each brooch a "project soup" of fibre, beads, objects and wire is assembled - then from the first stitch to the last wrap the assemblage is a completely random pattern of embroidery, darning, wiring, crochet and crimping.
add a pin on the back and it's ready to wear!