I was inspired to create this unique fob style brooch by an advertisement for Ladies pocket watch vest chains published in 1895 which contained sections of woven wire chain.
I combined vintage woven wire mesh chain sourced from old warehouse stock with a 1930s vintage pot metal brooch to act as the pin. I embellished the end of the mesh with a broken dress clip made circa 1930s.
The brooch measures 10 cm in length, the pin section is 4.5 cm across and the mesh chain is 1.5 cm wide.
Sustainably made with vintage and repurposed materials which show evidence of their age in a darkened patina and minor wear: I think this is what gives them so much charm.