Frost, Brooch 

NuGold brass, stainless steel, patina



I was inspired by the appearance of frost on plants. I was fascinated by the unique patterns of the ice crystals of frost and how it outlines each leaf as if it was decorating it. Frost is formed when the surface of the plant is colder than the surrounding humid air outlining the edge. The process of which my brooches were created was inspired by this process but in reverse, by heating up the edge of the hammer formed sheet metal. 

Left :: Bangle, NuGold brass, 14k yellow gold plated, 2015                                                                     Right :: 'Silver lining' Brooches, NuGold brass, stainless steel, 14k yellow gold plated, 2015