Bringing An Old Military Brooch Back To Life!

May 31, 2021

Bringing An Old Military Brooch Back To Life!

A customer came to me with a photo and a very special request!
They wanted to recreate an old Military Brooch that meant a lot to them and bring it back to life. A grainy black and white photograph of the design was all we had to work with, but I’m always up for a challenge!

 An old black and white image of the Bespoke Military Brooch.
 
First, I got to work on the base of the brooch, adding more wire detailing as a progressed.

Starting to wire the base of the Bespoke Military Brooch.Starting to add detail to the Old Military Brooch using the photograph for reference.
 
The brooch is starting to take shape with a silver sterling Tri-Spiral symbol crafted for the centre of the base.

The Old Military Brooch is starting to take shape with a Tri-Spiral symbol.
 
When creating this piece I decided to create each individual element of the Military Brooch by hand first, as it can be tricky with lots of different pieces!

Each element of the bespoke brooch was handmade by Elena Brennan Jewellery.Placing the different elements of the bespoke Military Brooch before soldering together.
 
Once each element was complete and we were both happy with them it was time to start locking them into place!

Elena Brennan Jewellery beginning to solder each element of the Bespoke Military Brooch together.Slowly but surely, the Bespoke Old Military Brooch is coming to life at Elena Brennan Jewellery.
A closer look at the detail and depth in this unique Military Brooch.

 
A side view of the Bespoke Old Military Brooch handmade by Elena Brennan Jewellery.The finished bespoke Military Brooch handcrafted by Irish Jewellery Designer Elena Brennan.A closer look at the back detail of the Military Brooch handmade in Ireland by Elena Brennan.
 
From a grainy black and white photograph to the finished piece – I recreated the Old Military Brooch and brought it back to its former glory.

A before and after of the Old Military Brooch - a piece of jewellery restored in Ireland and brought to life.
 
The finished Bespoke Military Brooch all polished and shining, ready to be sent out to a delighted customer. A very tricky handmade piece, but the end result makes all the hours worthwhile!

The finished handmade bespoke brooch, recreated by Irish Jewellery Designer Elena Brennan. Irish made jewellery, this bespoke Military Brooch is handmade and ready for its forever home!This Irish made brooch handmade by Elena Brennan Jewellery will make a beautiful family heirloom.

If you would like to create your own special piece to mark a special occasion, for you or loved one, please feel free to get in touch and I will be happy to help!
Thanks for reading...
Le Grá, Elena xx

An Old Military Brooch, a piece of jewellery handmade in Ireland by Irish Designer Elena Brennan.




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