Penannular Brooch - Copper and Garnet

Project Description

Who is this project for? Men Who is this project for? Unisex Who is this project for? Women

What you will need

  • 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
  • whilst also hammering a textured detail into the main frame. I have wrapped the frame with more copper wire
  • which is shaped to enhance the spayed ends of the circular brooch. These frame wires have then been hand woven with fine copper wire and embellished with faceted Garnet ovals
  • which are wrapped in copper wire
  • holding them securely in place and adding an attractive detail. I have also added two lines of Garnet button rondelles
  • to further enhance the curve of the brooch. The whole piece has been lightly oxidised
  • to highlight the 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 2 1/8" tall. The pin is 2 2/3" long

Q&A with Abby Hook

Softouches asked:
So beautiful, definitely need to learn this!
Abby Hook answered:
Thank you :)