Brooch with blue cornflowers from authorial collections designed by fashion designer – Joanna Misztela and by master of Polish handicraft.
The brooch consists of two cornflowers, fixed to a metallic platform covered with a felt. A buckle of the brooch in the form of a safety pin as well as in the form of a fastener allows a variety of possibilities to attach the brooch: to garments and accessories ( a top, belt, or a purse) as well as to hair making a hairstyle more fancy.
Special attention should be drawn to a master crepe flower craft, representing one of the most beautiful traditional Polish handicraft. A combination of the tradition and a modern design creates an interesting effect.
ATTENTION! The flowers are made, according to the tradition, from crepe. One should avoid contact with water or any liquid, so that the flowers are not destroyed or discolored. The jewellery has been tasted in wearing, properly used will be a durable adornment.
Crepe flower handicraft is connected with home decorations. This sort of decorations used to be prepared in the occasion of Christmas. Long and freezing winter evenings favored meetings of housewive, who thanks to crepe flowers wanted to fill again their houses with colors.
This is the nature, which gave the biggest inspiration for “florists” – this is how women practicing crepe flower handicraft used to call themselves . Therefore ornaments created by them usually depicted flowers existing in nature: poppies, cornflowers, forget –me –nots, etc.
Joanna Misztela – fashion designer, stylist and blogger. She conducts individual courses in fashion design for professionals and for fashion passionates. Lecturer in fashion designing. In her everyday work she successfully combines commercial designing with a new trend designing for her authorial collections. She designs popular collections for companies, theatre costumes, as well as she is the author of numerous projects for individual Customers.
Mrs. Jadwiga – started practicing crepe handicraft, when she used to work in a kindergarten and was looking for some material to work on with children and to create kindergarten decorations. For the first she presented her compositions in The Angel Fair in Nowy Sącz (South-East of Poland).
Mrs. Jadwiga creates poppies, sun flowers and branches of magnolia, as well as flowers she invents herself. This way she manages to create extremely beautiful plants, which the artist herself calls “authorial branches”. They are characterized by rich and tasteful colouring.
Mrs. Maria has revealed manual talents since childhood. She has been practicing crepe handicraft since she remembers. She learnt the fundaments of this craft thanks to some old lady from Krakow, who presented to her basic forms. Most of technique, however she had to learn by herself. She makes flowers every free time she has, even by nights. The ideas come from nature.
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