Teresa's first insect was a Fly, crafted from her sketches from inspirations at The Met in NYC. A simple creature, ubiquitous, and annoying the Fly has had a presence throughout antiquity, in art and culture of varied civilizations. Of the insect order Diptera, meaning two wings, the fly has symbolized earthly endeavors more than those of the spirit world like many other insects do.
This unique brooch is handcrafted using traditional Metalsmithing techniques, and reproduced in small batches, finished and created into a wearable pin, with a traditional pin back and hinged stem. The catch in Sterling, the stem is made of nickel silver for added strength.
All T and Brie work is thoughtfully crafted in a mother daughter studio, located in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York, where nature is full and abundant and inspiring.
Each piece is signed and dated and stamped Sterling and will arrive in a pouch and our T and Brie box, with a handcrafted card illustrating the design's inspiration. Ready for unique gift giving or safe keeping