For this brooch, each flower is drawn freehand and cut from thick copper sheet, then given a dappled texture across the surface by way of one of my trusty hammers making the entire form slightly concave. Then a spring pin and catch is formed from recycled sterling wire, and soldered to the back of the flower. The piece is then tumbled with steel shot and hardened with a mallet, sanded to bring out the texture. Finally, it is buffed with museum wax to help preserve the finish.
Pin it on the lapel of your favorite blazer, hat, or bag to bring a touch of nature to your wardrobe.
Measures approx. 1.25″ in diameter.
Can be customized–please contact me for a quote.
*Since each flower is drawn and cut entirely by hand, no two flowers will be alike.
Copper does tarnish in time, the rate of which varies depending upon it’s surrounding environment. This is something that I expect to happen with most of my work, and in fact, I welcome it! Copper will in time acquire a warm reddish brown tone, which can be enhanced with an occasional rub with a polishing cloth. You’ll find my favorite under the “Polish/Size” category.
$46 USD plus s&h