Friday, September 5, 2008

Create a Beautiful Cagework Brooch

This brooch is made with Brass Bouquet's drilled Petuna Filigree, A flat brass filigree, A Big 12mm Copper flower Bead cap, A copper pronged brooch back, 20 guage brass headpin, and a brass bead cap. The cobalt bead is my last one and is over 20 years old. I was in my 20's when I found it in an old man's sewing box when he gave me various buttons and things as a gift.
I joined the main pieces together with the 20 guage headpin and wrapped it very tight in the back. I did a wire wrapped loop in the back and flattened it after I made sure the ensamble was tight. Then placed the flat filigree on the brooch back, then the Petuna filigree (which I bent a little because of the little hump on the back from the headpin loop). I bent the prongs and pinched with flat pliers. :)
Thank you Jill for your wonderful inspiring pieces of filigree!
Kathy Noda - Bajuna Jewelry and Custom Beaded Creations


gypsy moon designs said...

Very cool! I want to make broaches! So, there is no gluing involved? I like that!

Your work is very pretty!

Bajuna Jewelry and Custom Beaded Creations said...

Thats right! No glue. Original cagework was with rivets and settings had prongs or tabs. I used a headpin to fasten the layers and stone together and used a prong pin back. Some cagework is also done by "lacing the pieces with wire".

Mellisa said...

That's just a lovely pin! I love the shape.

Matthew George said...

Terrific tags and they all turned out so differently. Thx for sharing this

Bajuna Jewelry and Custom Beaded Creations said...

Thank you Matthew! I think that tags are important so people can find you. I try to use as many relevant tags as I can. The more the better!