Flashback to 2017 - The Brooch is Back exhibition - Kew Garden inspired Brooches
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'The Brooch is back' - Flashback to 2017
In 2017 I was selected aongside 12 other jewelers to design and make a selection of brooches inspired by the London Underground for an exhibition entitled 'The brooch is back'. As I love to use flora and fauna in my work the obvious choice for me was to use the instantly recognisable underground sign and decorate it with elaborate patterns of flowers and plants.
My drawings capture the multi facetedpetas on each stalk. As I wanted to incorporate these drawings into the brooch design I decided to curve the images in Inkscape. This meant that the Jade vine motif floowed the curve of the underground sign perfectly. The method of resist printing on aluminiumleaves the pattern as the original colour of the aluminium andthe colour of the dyes remains around the print. This technique gave the chance to leave some spaces between the printsfor some blacoks of colour to make the piece more interesting.
Other flowers and plants caught my eye at Kew and amongst them was the marvellous Fritallaria Meleagris, a tulip with a difference as a patchwork of unusual checkered like patterns covers it's petals.
The Exhibition was a success andI sold some of my brooches which was great!
A small selecton of the animal brooches are still available on my website
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