WSPU Suffragette Pansy Brooch, Votes for Women!
I've gone old school with this one! I found this unfinished purple Pansy Corsage in my stash with only the machine stitching on it, which I no longer do. Since I went to the trouble of dyeing this flower purple at some point then it seemed only fitting to bring it right up to date in honour of Vote 100 or the 100th Anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which gave the vote to SOME women and ALL men in the UK.
I've added green and white hand stitch and bugle beads to the brooch as well as an irridescent green bead in the centre. It has wired velvet leaves in rich green and petals from artificial flowers,
The brooch measures approximately 2 1/2" x 3" (5.5 x 7cm) and comes presented on a handmade card distressed, tea dyed, singed and hand stamped.
Fought For, Died For, Use your Vote.