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 thick sterling silver wires to form the shape, which I have twisted together, hand forged and then hammered to create an attractive pattern, this also makes the structure very strong. I have formed 3 overlapping spirals at each end of the brooch, creating a celtic inspired pattern.
The pin is made from 1.25mm wire, which I have filed and sanded into a point, it has an attractive layered detail to the loop.
I have oxidised this brooch, to highlight the detail.
The brooch measures 1 1/3" across (from side to side) and 1 2/3" tall (from the bottom to the top of the spirals) and the pin is 2" long.
This item comes in a jewellery box.