Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Olwen Brooch

 
 
 

My first project this year happened spontaneously and was born out of necessity to have a clear home for the holidays.

You see, these flowers and trims succeeded escaping from my storage box and were running amok when apprehended, so instead of putting them back I stitched them together and voila - my Olwen brooch was born!

The name Winter Brooch fitted it rather suitably in my head, but when I finished it, I thought it would be a pity to leave such an  impressive statement brooch with such a plain name so I named it Olwen. It is a Welsh name that means "white footprint". Namely according to legend, there was a goddess called Olwyn that was so gentle and fragile that white lilies sprang up with every step she took. There. I now think the name suits this gorgeousness perfectly!




If you are interested in buying this brooch, find it here.

12 comments:

Kim said...

Your Olwen brooch is a beauty; as is the name. The soft shades evoke a sense of winter. Love the jacket on which it is pinned. The lace lining peeking out is so pretty. A beautiful new year to you, lovely Maya.

Kate said...

It's very beautiful - I love the colour, the design and the name.

Sigrid Swinnen said...

Interesting to learn about that Welsh goddess! Beautiful name and gorgeous brooch!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Kim! The jacket is a vintage one. My mom had it along with a dress. It had a wonderful round shaped lapel that I thought would be ridiculous to have in the late '90s, so I made mom reshape it. I cannot tell you how sorry I am about that. I'd die now to have that lapel back.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Kate :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thanx Sigrid. I thought a bit of mysteriousness especially with the name would make it more interesting and I was not wrong :)

myrica said...

It's very beautiful,like an old-fashioned brooch,
Have a nice day.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Myrica!

Alhana said...

Beautiful brooch! It deserved a suitable name. Wintery grey and white doesn't mean boring, does it? ;-)

handmade by amalia said...

Beautiful, Maya. You should sell it with the jacket, they are perfect together.
Amalia
xo

Divya N said...

The brooch and its name complement each other so perfectly. the layering if not just the flowers but also the trims makes the piece visually very interesting

Sheri said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the To Grandma's House We Go link party!