Giant Stag Beetle Brooch
Incredible hand forged sterling silver stag beetle brooch with double steel pin and polished oxidised finish. In Eastern cultures, the stag beetle is often seen as a symbol of good luck. This is because the beetle’s large antlers resemble a deer’s horns, which is considered a sacred animal in many traditions. The stag beetle is also believed to have special powers of protection and healing.
Beetle length 8cm
Toby Cotterill is based in West Yorkshire but grew up near the coast in West Wales, and spent most of his childhood playing outside with his brothers, exploring rockpools, or making things. Most of his ideas have roots in this early immersion in nature.
After an Art Foundation course at Carmarthen School of Art he studied Design: Craft at Staffordshire University, spending two years experimenting with materials before specialising in fine metal work and jewellery. He uses traditional silversmithing techniques, forging sheet silver over steel stakes and into pitch and wooden formers, using hammers and punches. Three- dimensional forms are articulated, fused, and finished with enamels, gold or oxides to create lively, humorous pieces of wearable sculpture.
To look after your jewellery we recommend it must not be worn in the bath, shower or whilst swimming and we advise any perfume or hairspray is to be applied before putting on your jewellery to avoid contact with chemicals and cosmetics. Please remove your jewellery before engaging in practical activities such as sport.
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