Silk ribbon embroidery became quite a fad in the late 1980s - so many books were written on the subject and being the avid crafter I am, I had to try my hand at making a few pieces. What I offer now is my "once and only" foray into making jewelry from one of those books. Up for offer now.....
AGE: I made this piece around 1985.
ITEM: A heart-shaped pin/pendant combination handmade by moi. I started with a round shaped brass stamping and built the lace frame you now see. With a center of burgundy velvet, I hand rolled silk roses (pink, mauve and burgundy) and sewed them to the center. With a bit more silk ribbon work and some beading and an additional angel/cherub brass stamping, the result is what you see. At the back is a gold tone pin/pendant finding that is held fast with the strongest epoxy I could find.
CONDITION: Excellent if I do say so myself.
METAL CONTENT: Brass and Gold Tone metal.
SIZE: 3" x 3-1/4"
FINAL COMMENTS: One of a kind piece that I will most likely never do again - it took just too much time to make!