This brooch is a combination of textured and treated brass. The brooch may be worn either horizontally or vertically.
Size: 1.5 inches x 2 inches
Handmade in Victoria B.C.
Each of Honica's new brooch designs embodies some of the answers to her many "what if...?" questions. Twenty-five years of experimenting with brass, sterling silver, gold-filled, copper, aluminium, galvanised and stainless steel has led to some very interesting results. The possibilities are endless!
Honica has applied salts, acids and sawdust to etch metals and create coloured patinas, then added details with the fine engraving made possible using dental tools. She loves to melt aluminium and then manipulate the molten mass as it cools.
Days in her studio may combine the physical work of hammer forging or polishing metals at the buffing machine - then the creative 'playing' which brings all the elements of the design together.