This brooch reminds me of oysters on the half shell. Or perhaps the clumps of bivalves one sees when diving in a bay. Then there’s that full moon, so perhaps it’s really one of those magical, metaphysical dreams that opens doors to the new and fantastic.
This is also a collaboration with the wonderful silk artist, L. Noel. I picked up some silk ribbon, which she very graciously agreed to dye. She uses French silk dyes, so the colors are vibrant and intense.
The full moon cabochon is an antique, made during the US occupation of Japan after World War II. The whole pin is edged with gold 15° seed beads. There’s also some square gold beads; moonlight reflected on the bay.