A simple, endless circle inspired by the moon, ouroboros and archeological finds. This penannular brooch is based on a Pictish design in the Norrie's Law Hoard from Fife. This version is forged in sterling silver and accented with granulations which act as decoration as well as keeping the pin secure.
The brooch circle measures 1.75" or 4.5cm in diameter. It is perfect for dk, sport, or laceweight designs. Every brooch has been hallmarked at the Assay Office in Edinburgh.
The penannular brooch is an elegant and practical design. Once the fabric has been secured on the pin, the circular frame can be turned around the pin, securing the brooch in place.
I wear mine with my hand-knitted cardigans and coats, as I prefer this type of closure to buttons or clasps that come undone.
A copper version of this pin is featured in Staci Perry's Easy Knit Sweater Jacket Tutorial at Very Pink Knits. You can learn about the pattern (and get a how-to on how to fasten these brooches) here: http://verypink.com/2013/11/27/easy-knit-sweater-jacket/
All my jewellery is made by hand by my partner Mike and myself in a converted 18th century naval school on the wild North coast of Scotland. All pieces come gift wrapped.