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 Vivienne Westwood brooch 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.
Drawing from my fine art background, I treat thread as though it were paint. The layers are built up to create texture, tone and depth in the facial features.
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.
I no longer do commissions on stitched work. Only one Vivienne brooch available.
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.