Brooches by Kate Wilkinson The word Adelpha is Greek in origin, used as a girl’s name meaning Born of the same Womb or beloved sister. Each flower petal is individually punched, textured using fabric then twisted to create definition and a light reflecting form. They are soldered together to make groups of fours, then soldered again to form the bigger picture, representative of the ‘family’, these all have the same DNA but however similar they are treated each petal is never quite the same!I have chosen the red metallic for the sparkling quality, adding another dimension where it peeps through the gaps. The use of this material is a small nod to my previous Aurora collection that I first sold through the Dazzle exhibitions. A forty year’s anniversary is represented by Ruby, this influenced my choice of colour and I enjoy making the non-precious precious, a continuing theme in my work.The small leaves that hold it all together are from a more recent collection called Daphne, another girl’s name meaning Laurel, a symbol of Victory, certainly an accolade for any 40 year’s celebration. This brooch is a celebration of family, friends, connectivity, materials and collections.View all the 40 brooches for 40 years exhibition. Features Primary Material : Silver Other Materials : Textured red metallic foil Pin Type : double pin Dimensions (mm) : 54x54x5 One of a Kind : Yes Hallmarked : Yes Cleaning InstructionsAs it is oxidized, just a soft cloth to rub any dirt but it can be cleaned with soapy water and a soft tooth brushed, rinsed thoroughly, patted dry .