This beautiful handmade hallmarked sterling silver lapel pin features the outline of a seated cat, the one that often visits my studio when I'm making jewellery. The design was created by saw piercing the silver by hand, to suggest the shape of a cat in sketch form, holding the design in the metal as an outline.
Studio cat is one of the signature designs in my Design in Sketch collection. I wanted these designs to reflect an image in it's simplest form, using the fewest number of shapes possible to convey the idea. The pierced design form allows the fabric colour of your jacket to show through when you wear it, changing the colour of the cat with whatever you're wearing to create individuality. If you love this design you may be interested to see the matching Studio Cat necklace in the store.
All my designs at Helen Cross Jewellery are inspired by Norfolk, either it's stunning countryside, it's distinctive built forms or occasionally it's animals . I have included a picture of Gemma, my Studio Cat and the design influence for this piece as one of my listing pictures. By doing this I hope to share with you a little of my process translating Norfolk's character into metal which I hope you will enjoy.
Studio Cat pierced Pin - Hallmarked Sterling silver, handmade
- This lapel pin/brooch measures 2.5 cm from top to bottom.
- The design has an overall width of 1.5 cm.
- The pin fastens with a simple tack on the rear of the piece which has a secure pinch clasp making it easy to wear.
- The design has a modern satin finish to the sterling silver enhancing the pierced design.
- The design is hallmarked as Sterling silver by London Assay office and carries Helen's HMC makers mark.
- The lapel/pin brooch is shipped in a black fully recyclable jewel box, perfect as a present for yourself or as a gift for someone special.
- These design is handmade in the heart of Norfolk, UK drawing inspiration from my Studio Cat. I design and make all the jewellery in my shop, only using bought in components for things like earring scrolls and fine link chains.
Display credit :
The beautiful cream speckled pottery vases and trinket tray used in some of my images to display my jewellery was handmade by Gwyn Durand - Grace from Fire and Flux Ceramics in Norwich.