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All in a Snow Day's work

Today's 14 inches of snow was the perfect excuse to retreat to my studio and be productive.  I was able to complete this brooch/pendant that features a lovely antique button I purchased in Maine a few years ago.  

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Mounting it had stumped me for a long time, but I was able to fasten it to a piece of brass filigree, and then attach it to a backplate, which I had previously etched, and then applied a gorgeous antique patina.  I finished it with a sealer and then added a tiny Swarovski crystal flower to add a little sparkle.  

The versatility of being able to use as a brooch or pendant adds extra value:  it would look great on a jacket or coat or as a focal necklace on your basic black dress.