Mainichi has created this cute eye-catching brooch using deep red, lime green and cerulean blue felt, and blue and green wooden match sticks; all cut into circular shapes and stitched with lime green thread.
The sticks have been securely handstitched between two layers of the felt, and a third layer makes up the backing, on which a silver coloured metal brooch pin has been fixed.
Overall: 10.5cm (4.1") across
Felt circles only: 6cm (2.4") across
Mainichi pieces have been handmade by Melbourne-based designer Dearne Herrenberg. The materials used often inform the design and also
reflect the philosophy behind the name (Mainichi translates from Japanese as "everyday").
Mainichi design inverts the concept of precious jewellery. There are no precious metals or jewels in these pieces, instead, unexpected, ordinary and everyday materials become pieces of wearable art.