I love Edgar Allen Poe! I have lived in a few cities in my life and had the good fortune to live in two cities that Edgar frequented, Baltimore and Richmond. Both are lovely cities with lots of history.
A couple of years ago I made a couple of Edgar brooches. I decided to do it up again and this time to make them a bit more elaborate. I added some clear microbeads, placed his pic on an oval wood disc to make it more cameo-like, and added bits of lace.
All of the fabrics came from this lady. Vicki, hand dyes and paints fabrics. She and I worked out a deal that she saves me her scraps and I keep her in vintage napkins for dyeing. Good arrangement, no? Every bag I receive from Vicki is like Christmas as I never know what will be inside. Be sure to check out her Etsy shop!
The brooches I made for the craft show the weekend of the 22nd. It will be in the Forest Hill area on 43rd Street in front of the 43rd Street Gallery. It benefits a local church school.
I love playing around with Edgar! He tells the best stories!