September brooch: oxidised silver, Formica, wood and steel. 85mm x 60mm x 20mm.
Inspiration this month started with a handful of willow offcuts from Anne-Marie O’Sullivan. I thought at first that I was going to incorporate willow into my final piece however instead I used their form and shape as inspiration. The clusters of circles moving across the surface of the brooch are reminiscent of the end of the willow when you clasp a handful. I ended up making two brooches this month, the first looks great from the front however I wasn’t happy with the sides and back. They were too wonky which is ok if it’s meant to be that way, but they were supposed to be straight! I am really happy with the second piece, I like the layers of silver, the bold blue on the front as well as the back. (sold)