All Eyes Here Brooch
All Eyes Here Brooch

Place on right lapel to ensure all attention is diverted up to your fabulous face!

This wooden brooch was inspired by an advert in the Florist’s Review magazine of January 18th 1917. Established in 1897, the trade magazine continues to flourish today. The advert was for the Poehlmann Brothers Company, a large and renowned florist that would later go bankrupt and close in 1931 as a result of the Great Depression.


This historical image that inspired this piece has been made freely available by the Internet Archive. Find the original artwork at at https://goo.gl/5GsuRS

I have made only minor edits to the original artwork to transform it into a wearable piece of the past.

This badge is made of 4mm thick Maple-veneer wood, measuring 1 x 2 inches and weighing ~5g.

The brooch comes with a card depicting the original artwork that inspired it and the mini art history lesson.

If you’re ordering this as a gift, let me know and I can wrap items individually or include a message for you!

£6.00 Add to cart
Billycock Cat Pin
Billycock Cat Pin

This soft enamel pin was inspired by an illustration in ‘Lilliput Lyrics’, a Victorian book of children’s rhymes with verses by William Brighty Rands and pictures by Charles Robinson.


This historical image that inspired this piece has been made freely available for use by the British Library. Find the original artwork at https://goo.gl/Z1gtFy

I have made only minor edits to the original artwork to transform it into a wearable piece of the past.

This is a soft enamel pin, measuring 35mm in length and weighing ~5g.

The pin comes with a card depicting the original artwork that inspired it and the mini art history lesson.

If you’re ordering this as a gift, let me know and I can wrap items individually or include a message for you!

 

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Demon Pin
Demon Pin

This soft enamel pin is inspired by an advert in a 1919 edition of the now defunct Hardware & Metal magazine. It’s an exciting advert for the rather dull Demon Grip pump rod couplings but, as the tagline says,
‘The DEMON GRIP cannot help attracting attention!’


This historical image that inspired this piece has been made freely available by the Internet Archive. Find the original artwork at https://goo.gl/AnZTZ8

I have made small edits to the original artwork to transform it into a wearable piece of the past.

This is a soft enamel pin, measuring 30 x 30mm and weighing ~5g.

The brooch comes with a card depicting the original artwork that inspired it and the mini art history lesson.

If you’re ordering this as a gift, let me know and I can wrap items individually or include a message for you!

£6.00 Add to cart
Flowering Water Lily Brooch
Flowering Water Lily Brooch

This wooden brooch has been inspired by a 1920s Japanese woodblock print was created by artist Ohara Koson, carver Maeda Kentarō, printer Komatsu Wasakichi, and publisher Kawaguchi Jirō. It’s a product of the shin-hanga art movement which revived the traditional ukiyo-e practice where artist, carver, printer, and publisher would work as a team to create prints, rather than just crediting the artist.


This historical image that inspired this piece has been made freely available for use by the Rijksmuseum in The Netherlands. Find the artwork at https://goo.gl/eOgkyE

I have made only minor edits to the original artwork to transform it into a wearable piece of the past.

This badge is made of 4mm thick Maple-veneer wood, measuring 2 x 2 inches and weighing ~5g.

The brooch comes with a card depicting the original artwork that inspired it and the mini art history lesson.

If you’re ordering this as a gift, let me know and I can wrap items individually or include a message for you!

£6.00 Add to cart
Kompassen Brooch
Kompassen Brooch

This wooden brooch was inspired by the British Library’s recent Maps exhibition and a design in the 1889 edition of ‘Menniskan’, originally published by Swedish scientist Nils Lilja in 1858. Translated, the full title is, ‘Man; Her origins, her life and her destiny. Considered from a natural history point of view’. This illustration accompanies a section on the history of seafaring nations and invention of the compass.


This historical image that inspired this piece has been made freely available by the British Library. Find the original artwork at https://goo.gl/D5Ndej and the book it’s taken from at http://access.bl.uk/item/pdf/lsidyv36607d8e

I have made only minor edits to the original artwork to transform it into a wearable piece of the past.

This badge is made of 4mm thick Maple-veneer wood, measuring 2×2 inches and weighing ~6g.

The brooch comes with a card depicting the original artwork that inspired it and the mini art history lesson.

If you’re ordering this as a gift, let me know and I can wrap items individually or include a message for you!

£6.00 Add to cart
La Fille De La Lune Brooch
La Fille De La Lune Brooch

This acrylic brooch is inspired by illustration in ‘La Guirlande d’art et de la litterature’, a rare Art Deco magazine dating from 1919. I picked a lovely gold glitter acrylic to replicate the shimmer of the original illumination.

‘La Fille de la Lune’ is an illustrated French poem, adapted from Arabic. In it, a girl breaks a man’s heart by running away to the moon.


This historical image that inspired this piece has been made freely available for use by Internet Archive. Find the original work at https://goo.gl/i8MNxw

I have made only minor edits to the original artwork to transform it into a wearable piece of the past.

This badge is made of glitter gold acrylic, measuring 2 x 1.3 inches and weighing ~5g.

The brooch comes with a card depicting the original artwork that inspired it and the mini art history lesson.

If you’re ordering this as a gift, let me know and I can wrap items individually or include a message for you!

£6.00 Add to cart
Red and White Tulip Brooch
Red and White Tulip Brooch

This wooden brooch was inspired by a 1637 watercolour by Jacob Marrel, a German still life painter active in Utrecht during the Dutch Golden Age. It’s taken from one of several tulpenboeken (albums detailing tulip varieties) he made at the peak of tulip mania in The Netherlands, when prices for bulbs reached extraordinary highs—a single bulb could be worth as much as a house—before suddenly collapsing in one of the earliest examples of an economic bubble.


This historical image that inspired this piece has been made freely available by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Find the original artwork at https://goo.gl/AGi4wM

I have made only minor edits to the original artwork to transform it into a wearable piece of the past.

This badge is made of 4mm thick Maple-veneer wood, measuring 2 x 2 inches and weighing ~5g.

The brooch comes with a card depicting the original artwork that inspired it and the mini art history lesson.

If you’re ordering this as a gift, let me know and I can wrap items individually or include a message for you!

£6.00 Add to cart
Rosa Mundi Brooch
Rosa Mundi Brooch

This wooden brooch has been inspired by a watercolour dating from 1664–1693, entitled 'Roos' (Dutch for 'Rose'). It is by Pieter Withoos, a Dutch Golden Age painter who specialised in watercolour paintings of flowers, small insects, and animals, mostly for the albums of garden art collectors.


This historical image that inspired this piece has been made freely available for use by the Rijksmuseum in The Netherlands. Find the artwork at https://goo.gl/CQgUx0

I have made only minor edits to the original artwork to transform it into a wearable piece of the past.

This badge is made of 4mm thick Maple-veneer wood, measuring 2 x 2 inches and weighing ~5g.

The brooch comes with a card depicting the original artwork that inspired it and the mini art history lesson.

If you're ordering this as a gift, let me know and I can wrap items individually or include a message for you!

£6.00 Add to cart
Sunflower Brooch
Sunflower Brooch

This wooden brooch is inspired by ‘Zonnebloem, rups en twee vlinders’ (‘Sun ower, caterpillar and two butterflies’), made by Dutch Golden Age artist Johan Teyler around 1690. The original artwork is an engraving, coloured with an Intaglio technique that Teyler pioneered which allows the artist to make a full-colour impression in one go.


This historical image that inspired this piece has been made freely available for use by the Rijksmuseum in The Netherlands. Find the artwork at https://goo.gl/OQYYxc

I have made only minor edits to the original artwork to transform it into a wearable piece of the past.

This badge is made of 4mm thick Maple-veneer wood, measuring 2 x 2 inches and weighing ~5g.

The brooch comes with a card depicting the original artwork that inspired it and the mini art history lesson.

If you’re ordering this as a gift, let me know and I can wrap items individually or include a message for you!

£6.00 Add to cart