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This brooch, Sergio, is made of gourd, metal leaf and paperclay. The brooch is 3 x 4 x 1 1/8 inches. I completed this piece in 2010.
A gourd is a hard-shelled fruit related to the pumpkin, squash and cucumber. It is durable, lightweight and watertight. It also grows in an array of shapes, sizes and textures.
All my gourd creations are eco-friendly. I use organically grown gourds as well as water-based paints and sealants.
Brooch design by Sala Faruq. Photo by Sala Faruq. Copyright © 2010 by Sala Faruq. All rights reserved.