Continuing on my week-long series of animal-inspired brooch designs, today’s design is a modern take on the swan.  I envisioned this in all-white metal with no gemstone adornments since I think that the elegance of a swan’s outlines speaks for itself:

Watercolor and gouache modern swan brooch design by jewelry designer Joana Miranda
Watercolor and Gouache White Metal Swan Brooch Rendering by Joana Miranda

Thinking of the people/animal connection, one person who jumps into my mind as being a “swan” is the French actress Emmanuelle Beart.  I first saw her in the 1986 French film Manon des Sources.  You can see a video of images of Emmanuelle here.

Tomorrow’s rendering is also inspired by an S animal –

Dead, it often achieves Haute Couture status; alive, its slithering earthy qualities are anything but…


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