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JUL Daisy Lace Stud Brooch

Stud Brooch Handmade Fair Trade in Indonesia

Leather Button Backing made in the United States

White brass and genuine leather

Packaged in a reusable tin with a clear top

Total weight - .6 oz

Dimensions - 2.75 inches by 1.75 inches

The Daisy Lace Stud Brooch was originally made from a piece of lace stiffened with starch and then painted with a copper paint.  The copper-painted lace was then attached to a copper wire and then dipped in a copper-suspension bath that was electrified so that the copper suspension would attach to the copper paint and create a layer of metal with that original lace still inside. I sent those metal pieces - the copper-coated lace - to Agus, my collaborator, in Bali and now, years and years later, he has made them into stud buttons.  But they don't really come across to me as buttons.  They really  have more the feel of brooches.  Their ornamental presence is so strong and assertive they feel more like jewelry than just functional components.  They are doing a lot of work!