Sunday, January 03, 2016

Catherine the Great Statement Necklace

Catherine the Great is a historical figure I have read about for many years.
My bookshelves are filled with various versions of her life story.
Now I have a gorgeous brooch featuring her profile.

Quite a few years ago I was able to get my hands on three of these military buttons which feature her image.  I've been waiting for the knowledge and inspiration to use them in a statement necklace.

I have had to collect brooches for a few years to make this piece possible.

Having just moved to Port Hope I am so lucky to have Antiques on Queen as my local shop.  I found two red brooches last month and finally had enough to complete my design.