Spacewoman of Color Brooch
This brooch is inspired by pioneering women in all industries and around the world who have paved the way for future women to have the opportunities to work in traditionally male roles.
The first woman in space, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, flew in 1963. However space flight programs did not include women after her until the 1980s, which is crazy, like they thought, "yep, we've ticked woman in space off the list, no need for any more now".
Dr Mae Jemison was the first woman of colour in space, which is awesome. Please see my other listing for my space ladies who are white.
I've hugely enjoyed making this brooch, I used a colour pallete which reminded me of the universe, galaxies, and rockets.
There are two colour options, Galaxy Marble, which is the dark bluey purple marbled one. Iridescent, which is not done justice by these photos and is slightly transparent, but shines ice blue, lilac, pink and gold. All have accents of silver glitter, holographic glitter, lilac and gold.
The brooch is laser cut from perspex in the UK and then hand painted, glued and assembled by me in Clevedon near Bristol. It comprises of two layers of perspex (the background is transparent) and measures 5.6cm wide and 8.5cm high. Served up in a recycled card Swank embossed jewellery box.