A beautiful one-off silver brooch inspired by the branching structures found in botany and in particular Cladonia lichens.

The surface of this piece has been reticulated, a technique which heats the surface of silver so it becomes fluid and can be moved and manipulated.

The silver wire elements have been fused into place using heat, this process is unpredictable and gives a softening and melding of the two surfaces as they fuse together.

Edges and wire elements have been highlighted by burnishing, the main surface of the piece has been patinated to give a natural mottled finish.

The piece is approximately 4 x 4.5cm in diameter with a double stainless steel pin fastening.

Cladonia brooch