Friday, October 31, 2008

Cat Brooch. A Quirky Gift for a Friend!!

I was inspired by a recent challenge on the Harry Potter Crafts group I belong to, to make this brooch for a friend who adores cats :) The challenge was to make a craft piece about a character you hate from the stories/movies. I was fascinated by the cat brooch and ring that Professore Umbridge wore in the Order of the Pheonix movie. I recreated these for the challenge. Unhappy with the fact that mine were "flat" i embarked on a crafting journey to make my own "cabochon" type setting. I have done it here with plaster of paris, then covered it with the picture and then painted it with several coats of nail polish, then I beaded around it and embellished it with pearls.

I have included here pictures of the brooch and ring set and the "cabochon brooch".
For the first person to leave a comment you will receive a brooch of your choice of picture!!!! For free!! All you need to pay for is the postage!!!!


Kaye said...

Hi I like your brooch, do you have a pattern or did you make it up. kaye (in Melbourne Australia)

Lisa's Lair said...

Hi Kaye,
Please let me know what kind of picture you would like on your brooch, it can be anything. Its my own design, and made from plaster of paris.