Hand forged, hammered BRONZE cloak pins, cowl pins, scarf pins, sweater pins, kilt pins, hat pins. * Approximate size is 1 1/2 to 1 3/4" wide and 2" high and may vary slightly from the example as it is a completely handmade item.
NOTE: If you want a matching set, order at the same time so I can make them as similar to eachother as possible. Made to order from new, professional jewelry quality bronze wire.
This hard and sturdy Bronze metal is an alloy of 92 % copper and 8% tin, and it has a lovely color to it when antiqued and hand polished. *Lead, nickel, and cadmium free. Penannular means incomplete circle, and these brooches were originally designed as a utilitarian cloak fastener during the iron age. Often known as Celtic Brooches, worn by the Romans, Vikings, Irish, and Scottish among others. Simple, minimalist design.
Perfect for renaissance fairs or everyday wear with a casual, rustic vibe!
Hand forged in my home jewelry studio with hammers and an anvil. They have been antiqued with a hand rubbed patina treatment to give it an old world, aged and oxidized appearance. These are not sharp as they are not meant to pierce through fabric but rather push between the woven fibers such as with knitted or crocheted scarves, or bunch up a lightweight scarf. There are quite a few helpful videos on youtube that demonstrate how to use these. These are priced slightly higher than the copper pins listed in my shop since this metal is new rather than recycled, and harder to work with.