This fall brooch is from Russia’s Katya Nikami (nikamiart)
Twisted strings of fall golds and browns are interspersed with graduated balls of color to create a textural feel for this long curving leaf. Or perhaps it’s a feather. No matter, it’s a languorous shape perfect for floating on a lapel.
Katya is also trying out a number of imitative stone technique with success. Look on Instagram for them.
It’s difficult to show you how exquisitely minuscule her threads of polymer really are. Cynthia bakes the hair-thin strands of polymer before cutting and embedding them in the base layer. Click on the images to see details and remember that the brooch is only 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ and the pendant is similarly sized.
“My work, especially the micromosaics, is technically simple but very labor-intensive,” she admits. She succeeds at telling very big stories in exceptionally small spaces.