This brooch was originally made for my degree show over 10 years ago. As you can see from the images, the resin and photographs that have been set into the sterling silver frame are still looking as bright and colourful as the day I made it.
This piece is a one-off.
This brooch features two layered images with a tangle of tree branches and leaves of differing sizes, with a hint of a landscape view.
The phrase “cascading down the glen” is a phrase we say a lot about the water or sun, which often in the evenings will cascade down the glen. The evening yellow sunshine rushing down the glen brightening up the greens of the trees and clearings is the image that comes to mind when I think of this phrase. I’ve captured that though the tangle of branches in the images and the bright almost yellow orange of this brooch.
This brooch measures 4.4 cm by 2.9 cm and is about 5 mm deep from the top of the resin to the back of the brooch. The brooch fastening is a steel pin with a silver tube hinge and silver revolver catch. The pin is around 3.5 cm long so this would be perfectly suited to a medium weight scarf or a standard jacket lapel. The sterling silver frame was made by casting and has a textured finish with the hallmark on the bottom right corner.