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Marie Christine Pavone
Starry Bear – blue with yellow star (right facing when worn)
When wearing this brooch the bear faces towards your RIGHT arm (for example if you are wearing it on your left side, it faces inwards towards your right arm). If you wear it on your right side it faces outwards towards your right arm.
This is a special edition starry bear. After seeing an original 1970s Starry bear I asked Marie if she had any more. She got back to me saying it was an old design from her personal collection and that it had been out of production for decades. She then got back to me to let me know that she had found her old 1970s pattern and that she would be happy to make a special batch of bears especially for Wild Brooches (though you might see a few on her website and with other stockists down the track as it is such a pretty design).
Materials: Galalith / Hand Painted
Each piece is signed ‘Pavone’ on the back.
This is an original piece of work handmade by Marie-Christine in her French Studio. Marie-Christine’s brooches are all individual works of art which take up to three weeks to create. The brooches are hand cut from old Galalith, (they are not moulded or laser cut). The Galalith starts of as a milky white and is then dyed in order to achieve the bold and vibrant colours . Each brooch is hand made, hand painted, polished and glazed. Every stage of the brooch production is done by hand.
Galalith is a man made plastic created from milk casein, hence the name “Gala” (milk) and lithos (stone), discovered in the late 19th century, is the first plastic ever made.
Raw Galalith requires hand cutting and several rounds of sanding and polishing to achieve the silky shiny finish.
Each Pavone piece on Wild Brooches is unique and the photos shown are of the actual brooch you are purchasing. Please treat your brooch with care and do not drop it on hard surfaces. Avoid contact with perfumes, lotions and sunscreen as they may dull or damage the galalith and surface decoration.