My brooches are unique, collectible pieces of artwork that represent and reflect my personality. You can wear them as a brooch, a lapel pin, a pin for a scarf or tie, on a hat, a head scarf. And when not in use they double up as a picture you can display on your wall, mantel, dressing table. They are great conversation starters and really create a statement anywhere you display them.
This embroidered brooch of the musician Prince is a one-off. The base fabric is cotton and I have hand stitched with cotton, linen, acrylic, rayon, wool and silk threads sourced from independent and vintage sellers. Dimensions: 8cm x 6cm.
The setting is punch holed black oxidised silver with hanging loop and brooch pin. The silver setting is handmade by a jeweller using 925 sterling silver, sourced from Cookson Gold; Birmingham’s leading bullion dealer. Pieces that contain a dark black/blue surface have had silver treated with a chemical called Platinol. This will wear over time naturally with your piece showing beautiful different areas of the darkened surface. Do not rub this with a silver cloth or fine wire wool as this will remove the surface finish.
I no longer do commissions on stitched work. Only one Prince brooch available.
You will receive your goodies in a branded presentation box, beautifully wrapped with care instructions.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.