Beautiful handmade statement brooch based on the sculptural flower head of an allium. The brooch pins are made from recycled, textured silver and vintage Czech glass to add a flash of bright colour. Because each brooch is hand crafted, they are all slightly different in design making each one unique. All of the brooches come with a pin and safety catch on the back. All of my jewellery is sent in a beautiful presentation box.
Alliums are by far my favorite spring flower, with their large, spherical heads on tall, thin stems, they are like having mini sculptures all over the garden. I wanted to create a large statement brooch, using these plants as my inspiration.
After much experimenting in the workshop I came up with the perfect way for creating the flower heads, melting down scrap silver and hammering it out again into misshapen discs. Although this is quite labor intensive, it creates the perfect texture and shape, which helps to give the flower head more depth. I also wanted to add colour to the brooches to draw the eye in, and achieved this with Czechoslovakian vintage glass in bright shades of green and yellow set in a silver bezel.