Moon - Tuppenny Brooch Mini Artwork
Everybody look at the Moon with gold leaf. Image from vintage National Geographic.
Whilst playing with scale one day, I decided to make collages in miniature to wear. Designs made from found papers, old graphics, letraset, vintage magazines – anything really, to produce these mixed media artworks. Silver and gold leaf are sometimes added and generous layers of varnish go on top.
The coins seemed an ideal surface to place the works on as they had the right weight required for jewellery, were quirky and easily available. With a simple bar brooch back this comes in a gift pouch.
They are fragile – so mustn’t be worn in water – they won’t survive.