Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Penannular Brooch - Woven Bronze and Tigers Eye

I was inspired to make this piece by the beautiful Celtic and Viking brooches. The simple mechanics of this style of fastening makes it suitable to use as a brooch or scarf, kilt or hat pin. The last image in the sequence shows you how to wear it.

I have made the brooch with multiple thick bronze wires to form the shape, which I have hand forged and then woven with thinner bronze wire, to create an attractive pattern but also to make the structure very strong. I have attached faceted Tigers Eye drops at the terminals of the brooch and to the pin, creating an ornately detailed piece.


Penannular Brooch - Woven Bronze and Tigers Eye






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