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Moss Garden - Embroidered Terrarium Brooch by nekojizou Moss Garden - Embroidered Terrarium Brooch by nekojizou
I feel strange not uploading some of my more handcrafted things here!  It's a bit delayed but here it is.  I guess this type of work is more similar to what I did in college.

The container of the "garden" is a plastic cap from a milk jug that's been cleaned and painted.  The "moss" and "lichens" are polyester embroidery floss, along with some glass beads.  The pebbles are vintage lucite beads from an old necklace.  Everything is sewn onto two layers of white flannel for a fuzzy look.  The whole thing measures roughly 1.5 inches.

I ended up not liking the gold paint I used for these, so I put them on discount on my etsy shop. There is a smaller necklace that I made earlier too.  The gold paint just isn't as durable as I like it to be.  (hoping to get rid of them soon so I can start over!) They went from my usual $23 down to $12, but if you want offer a different price just let me know and we can talk about adjusting it.

Available in my store here:  www.etsy.com/shop/uramichi?sec…

image © nekojizou please do not use/repost without my permission!
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Moss Garden - Embroidered Terrarium Brooch by nekojizou suggester says "It's so creative. This person used a recycled milk cap to make this brooch, did it so well you could never tell what it was, and also put so much skill and detail into the rest of the piece that to me, it's just amazing." ( Suggested by GenericArtistNumber1 and Featured by Brookette )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Thank you so much!  :iconblushplz:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Adorable!!
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thank you! :hug:
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :huggle:
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It's like a miniature swamp! ^D^
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Thank you!  If only it had a little frog or a turtle like a real swamp...
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Or a Legion of Doom! Or Yoda! ^D^
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creepyponylover Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
This is beautiful! Can you tell me how long it took to make this?
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Thank you!  It took me working on and off for about 2 weeks to finish it, since my fingers can't take working so small that often.  (most of that 2 weeks was giving my hands a break)
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creepyponylover Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Wow!
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
I only work on sewing for about 20 minutes or an hour a day so in reality it took much less time... my hands just get tired too easily.
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is quite fantastic!  And oh so small~!  Amazing work!  :clap: 
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Thank you! It was so tiny to work with XD;; but worth it! :D
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!  :heart:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Thank you so much! :iconiluplz:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Mythraill Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Artist
adorable!! xD
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Thank you! :iconblushplz:
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Mythraill Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Artist
^^ no problemoose
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thank you!  I'm glad so many people like it so far. :D
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thank you! :iconiluplz:
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slendycreeper Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How adorable!
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thanks!  It's like a mini garden for your outfit. :D
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slendycreeper Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem~
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece, congrats on the DD, too!
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thank you! ;u; I'm really surprised and happy about it!
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sweet work! Love the mix of materials. Congrats on the DD!
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thank you!  It's really fun to mix and match different things to make stuff with. :nod:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thanks so much!  I was surprised when I saw my inbox this morning. :D Hope you have an awesome day too!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, thank you! :love: by CookiemagiK
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Kalliroe Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thank you!! :hug:
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Beltaneh Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Beautifully done :)
I haven't seen a little garden crocheted before. Very inspiring, actually :star:
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thank you!  There's actually a group that does large-scale crochet coral reefs, so I did get a little bit of inspiration from there.  Although in my case the brooch was too tiny to crochet so everything is made with traditional embroidery techniques.
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Beltaneh Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Oh really? Could you give me the name of the group?
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
It's called the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef!  It's run by a non-profit organization and you can make bits to add to the community reefs.  crochetcoralreef.org/about/ind…
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Beltaneh Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Thank you! It is a wonderful project :)
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GenericArtistNumber1 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is incredible! The level of detail and care you put into this is amazing :)
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Thank you!!! It took a while to finish all the little embroidery. ;u; I had to take lots of breaks for my fingers.
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GenericArtistNumber1 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, I understand! It was well worth it from how it looks! :)
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AodhanKingkiller Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Oh wow, this is so cool!
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nekojizou Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Thank you! :D
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Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome brilliant idea
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