This “Crescent” brooch is made from hand cut textured textile that has been painted using various batik processes. It is hand dyed/painted and has a high gloss coating, is pleather backed (so it’s lovely and soft!) and measures 4 x 5cm.
As this brooch is a one-of-a-kind, each one made in this style has its own unique texture and brushstrokes, clearly showing the maker’s hand.
This Jewellery is entirely designed and handmade by Frances McGonigle at the Rothlú studio in the Ox Mountains, Mayo, Ireland.
This is a remote and beautiful place not far from the Atlantic Seaboard. The Ox Mountains are pre-Ice Age and absolutely chock-full of megalithic sites- dinosaur bones even turn up here once in a while! The studio placement is very key to the various textures, colours and shapes of our pieces. Rothlú Jewellery is an amalgam of surface patterns that evoke the effect of weather on wood, stone, sand and soil in this area, and colours that reflect the popping colours of the abundant wild flowers, hedgerows and ever-changing hues of the sea. All this nature is either on the doorstep or close by.