Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Dolly Parton train wreck brooch

I knew it wasn't a good idea when I made this brooch--I couldn't imagine anyone actually pinning it to their chest. But just think: some stylish woman in some distant time (probably the 1940s) actually wore this hooter on a coat or dress. I would imagine that men couldn't keep their eyes off her!

Anyway, I love this little button, and I couldn't resist making the brooch, but I haven't had the nerve to put it up for sale yet. (I should mention that it's enormous--almost 2 1/2 inches wide and 1 inch deep.) I'd be interested to know whether my assumption is correct--that it's more fun to look at than to wear--or if someone could actually envision the day they would put this on and go out to meet the world.

On an unrelated note: There's an interview of me this week on the Etsy Vintage blog, featuring a few of my less bizarre creations. Check it out.

13 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

LOL! You're assumption is correct. If I wore this, the other two might get jealous.

moesewco said...

YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED!!!

Ha ha! take that!

Kerry said...

Very funny. Hey, why not add one more for viewing? They're gonna look anyway...

Gail said...

Hey, thanks for the comment on my blog... Couldn't help but notice the Jaberwocky (sp?) references so came to investigate! Lovely blog.

High Desert Diva said...

LMAO!

Oh...this is classic!

T said...

Oh my! Maybe you could fashion a little mini pasty so it didn't feel so...exposed? :o)

Callooh Callay said...

Great idea! She might be starting to feel a little cheap with all these views (I put it on Flickr, and it's had 10 times the view of any other item, but zero comments...hmmm...I bet they were expecting something else).

Sarah McBride said...

HAH! Thats awesome. a boobie brooch.

Cheerup Cherup said...

I almost feel awkward for staring at it for too long....

Chris Stone said...

that's too funny! i like boobie brooch for a name...

yes do list it!

Margins. said...

Haha. This is great. Hey, I like this brooch.

Melissa Aubrey said...

You need to wear it out and post a blog about the comments and stares you receive!

Callooh Callay said...

Good idea, Melissa (if I have the nerve). I did just post this lovely thing in my shop--I'll be interested to see what kind of attention it gets.