Turquoise Starburst Tuppenny Brooch
This image was found in a collection of Papers from a vintage paper store I found online. I think it may have been wrapping paper once, topped with some 24 carat gold leaf.
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.