This listing is for one hand embroidered needlepainting of a deep winter sea in Iceland made into a brooch, like a small piece of art for you to wear wherever your travels lead you to. The needlepainting is inspired by the winter in Iceland, which is where I went on my first artist residency and where I got bitten by the travel bug.
Iceland in the winter is not the easiest place to travel around, snowstorms can take days and Icelanders respect and obey the weather-if it is too bad, don't go driving about, and it only takes you one experience of getting your car stuck in a mount of snow to learn this lesson yourself. Nonetheless, it's worth it because it is out of this world beautiful. Literally-it looks like it doesn't belong in this world, but instead on some alien planet or in some Hollywood science fiction movie. But no, this is our own, beautiful Earth..
The needlepainting embroidery is done completely by hand, with very fine filament silk threads, each thread about three times as fine as one strand of regular embroidery thead, and on sturdy cotton fabric. The silk is embroidered on in layers to give it depth, and the process of embroidering costs about 8 hours of handwork.
After the hand embroidery is finished, it is put into a silver coloured setting with a sheet of thick, quality plastic inbetween to protect the embroidery against the elements. It has a little clip on the back to pin it on your clothes, so it's perfect for you to wear on your next travels!
The brooch will be packed sturdily in a pretty box, with a certificate detailing the inspiration and the story of the needlepainting. This pin is a carefully created piece of art, celebrating the beauty of nature.
The pin is 3.5 by 5 cm(1.4 by 2 inch) large. If you'd rather have this needlepainting as a pendant necklace, that is also possible-just put a note along with your order and I will convert it to a pendant with a necklace at no extra charge and no extra processing time. The pin is the same dimensions as the pendant.
This piece will be shipped out within 1-3 business days. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message!