Moxy Metals

Interchangeable Wings Brooch
December 6, 2009, 5:36 am
Filed under: Student Work | Tags: , , , , ,

This is a hollow form brooch with two steel pin stems which share a catch on the back of the piece.  The pin stems are the antennae.  The silver piece, visible as a head, and just barely a tail in this image, has a key hole cut out, and is actually a 1/4″ hollow form.  The black beetle back has a key that locks into the key hole.  This beetle back is interchangeable with with three other pairs of wings: butterfly, moth and lady bug.  This backing is the cleanest and simplest, and therefore my favorite, but the piece was built as an assignment to create a jewelry object with interchangeable parts, so you might have some understanding of how it works.  All in all the piece is about 2.5″ long by 1.5″ wide, but because it is hollow form it is not heavy.  Materials used include steel, silicon rubber (for the pin catch), sterling silver and copper.


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I love this piece in particular. But the work on the website looks great in general.

Comment by Susan DeJarnatt

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