Cross My Heart – Handmade Brooch


Cross my heart and hope to die, if I should ever tell a lie…. I created this unique handmade brooch from metal and stone that I found on the streets and beaches of Melbourne. It sold at the Australian National Brooch Show in 2019.




I created this one-of-a-kind brooch, Cross My Heart, from a piece of metal I found on the streets of Melbourne and a ‘heart’ pebble I found on the beach. I normally create wall sculptures and 3D sculptures from the wood, metal and tiles I find on the streets, but last year I took the opportunity to think smaller.

Through Instagram I met handmade jewellery designer Lynn Powers from New Orleans. She regularly encouraged me to try something ‘jewellery sized’, but I never had.

Then I saw that the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria was holding its annual Australian National Brooch Show.

I hunted through my collection of trash looking for smooth backing pieces and tiny pieces of metal. I bought a packed of brooch clips, then started experimenting.

Making brooches is great fun. Five of my pieces were on display in the 2019 Australian National Brooch Show – including Cross My Heart. In fact, it sold!

Several other brooches have sold at Incube8r Gallery in Prahran and Fitzroy. Now they are available through my online shop as well.

Weight 0.02 kg
Dimensions 4 × 5 × 1 cm