Great Expectations Brooch

$100.00 $ 49.99

created by

Lisa and Scott Cylinder

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Dream Big

A reminder that we could all use some great expectations in our lives, this darling little bird will inspire you to live big each day and hope for the best!

Handmade by Lisa and Scott Cylinder of Chickenscratch design studio. Brass, copper and copper wool. Enamel egg is finished with a Japanese silver-leaf overlay.

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Lisa and Scott Cylinder began collaborating on jewelry pieces in 1988. Both are schooled jewelers and metalsmiths with over twenty years experience. They have displayed our one-of-a-kind pieces throughout the U.S. and Europe.

The ideas for their jewelry are derived from numerous sources: nature, modern art, folklore and pop culture, to name a few. They blend these influences into clever narratives and play-on-words. Conceptually, they describe their work as a "hybrid of Picasso mixed with a Hanna-Barbera cartoon!"

Technically their jewelry pieces are made using simple, sometimes primitive processes. The construction of the work resembles tin toys from the first half of the 20th Century. It is intended to have a folk art appearance, rather than the look of a traditional piece of jewelry.

Most importantly, the work is a collaboration on many levels; a blend of inspirations and sources; a blend of observation and imagination; a blend of two people's ideas and techniques. Lisa and Scott believe their jewelry is very accessible due to its humorous, narrative nature, and the viewer's need to interact with the piece for its story to be told.

Made from
brass, copper
3" H x 2" W
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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

This item has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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      Comments about Great Expectations Brooch:

      Wonderful pin, and packaged for travel as though it were a gift for me (which it is!!).

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