Greyhound/Whippet Brooch

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Sleeping Greyhound/Whippet Brooch in Sterling Silver

We think Greyhounds, Whippets and Lurchers are beautiful, sometimes graceful and sometimes funny. 

 

Hannah, a lovely jeweller who worked for us in our Worthing studio, has recently adopted rescue lurcher Sylvie (the sleeping beauty below) and we decided she would be the perfect model for our project.

It seems greyhounds and whippets spend a lot of their time sleeping, looking especially sweet with their long legs stretched out close to their body. So this is the position we chose for our silver brooch.

 

As with all our dog jewellery, I started by doing a little drawing to make sure I know what goes where and the size will be right. I then carved the miniature sleeping dog in wax and hollowed out the back so the brooch wouldn't be too heavy to wear. The wax was then being sent of to be cast in silver and once back, it was cleaned up, partly polished and brooch findings were soldered onto the back.
Product Information:
  • Handcrafted in the UK in Sterling Silver
  • Available in 9 or 18ct gold on request
  • Brushed finish with polished collar
  • Measuring 4 x 2.5 cm