I just finished this brooch. It is one of my favorite experiments. Click the picture to enlarge. Featured is part of a vintage shoe clip, vintage zippers, and 15/0 & 11/0 Miyuki beads. It was labor-intensive but I think worth it. I like the interplay of the different elements. It is one of the pieces that will be at the Brucemore Art & Garden Show this Saturday August 28, 9-4pm. I'll be at the same location as last year: Courtyard, Zone #6.
...AND, the weather should be great!