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Formica Wing Brooch (Yellow Tin)

Formica Wing Brooch (Yellow Tin)
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This brooch is made from formica off cuts which is glued to recycled mahogany. On top is an abstract wing image made from brass wire, which I have soldered together and then rolled to create a flat surface. Riveted to the wire is yellow (with blue text) tin from old advertising tins that I collect, making this brooch unique.

The clasp is attached with a sterling silver plate. The pin is stainless steal.

Dimensions: W 4.5cm x H 3.5cm x D 1cm


This brooch is from an abstract drawing of a hummingbirds wings in motion.

To create this range I drew different birds wings in motion, repeating the wing next to where it had last been. Using a variety of images to draw inspiration from, including diagrams that show the motion of a wing moving, as well as Charlie Harper's graphic images of birds.
I finally selected the hummingbird due to the multiple movements in its wing beat which i felt helped create the feeling of movement in a static image.

The mahogany used in this brooch we found in our loft when we moved into our house. The man who lived in our house before us has been a furniture restorer and had left various pieces of wood behind. I really enjoy using this wood as it feels like it has had many other lives before this one.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Sally Ayling within 3 days of receiving payment.

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United Kingdom £2.95 £0.50

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