I admit this is a very free interpretation of what an orchid looks like... I know. Botanists are coming after my head! I know.
I like them a lot. I found, a few days ago, this beautiful rainbow dyed silk which I applied to the top of a mount of soft orange merino wool. YUM! I hand sew some black beads to one, and the second one, a bit smaller, has black, transparent and orange beads. They reflect the light and kinda glow a bit.
To my own surprise, I'm falling in love with orange! I've always been partial to very fiery red...my favorite color. However, I'm giving orange a chance. Must be because the dutch football team is winning like crazy (so far) and the streets of this country are full with orange flags. It's contagious.
I use this type of hand felted brooches to embellish just about anything My own clothes (on those days that I just look too boring, the brooches add that extra something), curtains, bags... they same style of flower (without the pin in th back) can be attached to pillows and things like that... just use your imagination!
They are now on both my shops: Florcita Dawanda and Florcita Etsy