Cat Face

This colourful brooch is made of hundreds of tiny seed glass beads.  It is made by the talented craftswoman Yana Tselinsky who comes from Ramat Gan, (near Tel Aviv) in Israel.  Yana explains she started crafting when she was taught…

Paisley Stylized Leaf

This brooch is by the designer and maker Jane Adam. I first came across Jane’s work back in 2009 at the Dazzle Exhibition, where I bought a rectangular brooch made of aluminium.  Jane is a renowned exponent of aluminium jewellery,…

Dream

This brooch is made of silver and has a faceted piece of quartz as an accent.  It is by the Finnish jewellery design company Kalevala, established by the Finnish writer Elsa Heporauta in 1935. Elsa was born in 1883 in…

Firework

Ten years ago, I posted a brooch by Sphinx which I called ‘Glitz & Sparkle’.  At the time it was the nearest brooch I had to a firework.  I mentioned in the post I needed to look for a ‘proper’…

Pencil Case

I have known Jo McAllister for a number of years, we first met at the Designers Jewellery Group exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London, where I bought a brooch from her ‘Sketchbook Series’ which was featured as a Brooch…