A handmade, hand-tooled, painted, retro-style, leather swallow brooch.
I love the retro, 50s style of artwork/ tattoos – so that is my inspiration for this piece. It features a swallow in the background, with a rose and heart in the fore.
Each of my tooled pieces starts life as a flat piece of veg tanned leather. I then draw out a design, carve it into the leather, use special tools to create texture, shadowing and detail. Once I’ve done this, the piece is carefully painted with acrylic leather paints, then sealed.
This piece is mounted onto off-white chrome-tanned leather.
Width (at widest part): 8.5cm
Width (narrowist part): 4cm
Length (longest part): 8cm
Length (shortest): 4cm
Brooch back: 4cm