On The Half Shell Brooch in Orange with Green Leaves

By Melanie West



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Softly textured polymer “shell”, with a single, large, hand painted habutai silk “pearl”. This beauty does stick out a bit, but its clasp is strong and would look beautiful on a jacket or coat this winter.

Fiber/Wearable, Mixed Media (hollow form polymer and hand painted habutai silk, steel clasp)

3.25 x 3.25 inches

About the artist

Melanie has a BS in Natural Sciences from SUNY Purchase (known mostly for their art schools), and co-founded the Sonoma Ecology Center. She spent over 20 years as an architectural photographer, and another 20 years as a polymer artist (using mostly the millefiori technique). Melanie’s work has been shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, CraftBoston, and is included in the permanent collection of the Racine Art Museum. Her work also appears in many excellent publications, including “Masters: Polymer Clay: Major Works by Leading Artists”, from Lark Books, edited by Rachel Carren....Read MoreRead Less

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