Penannular Brooch - Labradorite

Project Description

Who is this project for? Unisex Who is this project for? Women What are you most proud of? 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 multiple thick copper wires to form the shape, which I have hand forged and then woven with thinner copper wire, to create an attractive pattern but also to make the structure very strong. I have attached faceted Labradorite drops at the terminals of the brooch and to the pin, creating an ornately detailed piece I have oxidised this piece to really highlight the detail. The brooch measures 1 1/2" across and the pin is 2 2/3" long.

What you will need

  • Woven Copper wire and Labradorite

Q&A with Abby Hook

Laurie K Design asked:
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT.... are you providing insructions for this piece, and if so, how can I purchase?
Abby Hook answered:
Thank you so much! I have just released a tutorial for this design, available in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/399016535/woven-penannular-brooch-wire-jewelry?ref=shop_home_active_5