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 or kilt pin.
I have made the brooch with very thick copper wire to form the shape, which I have hand forged and then hammered which makes the structure very strong. I have wrapped the frame with more copper wire and embellished each end with graduated Iolite in indigo blue, which I have wrapped in my Kiss Kross design, holding them securely in place and adding an attractive detail. This is a chunky brooch, reminiscent of the designs of the Iceni tribe.
The pin is made from thick 2mm wire, which I have filed and sanded into a point. The thick wire of the pin makes this brooch unsuitable for delicate fabrics. It is perfect for chunky knits!
The brooch measures 2" across and the pin is 2 1/4" tall. The pin is 2 3/4" long
This item comes in a jewellery box.