Fabricated Sterling and Fossilized Ivory. Approx. 2 1/2.
This brooch highlights a flower vase.
I can’t come up with a name for this one. The primary piece is cast in Sterling using cuttlefish bone. That means I carve a depression into the soft bone of a cuttlefish, then fill that void with molten silver. That’s what gives it the organic look, and I left that texture visible. The industrial look is via the pin back of 14k gold wire as it goes from front to back around a turned Sterling pulley. This wire is not fixed, but floats in a hollow tube.
It looks good pinned to cloth with either end up. It’s about 2 and 3/4 inches long.