Penannular Flower-Holding Brooch

Fabricated Sterling and Fossilized Ivory. Approx. 2 1/2.

This brooch highlights a flower vase.

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cast brooch

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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.