Free Flying Bird Pin
This free flying bird is based on a drawing by my grandmother, who was very special to me. When she came to Canada from France, she made a living by selling her hand-painted silk scarves. Growing up, she was the the main artistic influence in our lives, and we did lots of projects together. She was a very inspirational person, as an Auschwitz survivor with a uniquely optimistic approach to life. I originally made this pin to go along with a gift of her book (which is available as a hardcover, Kindle version or an audiobook recording of her own voice. Here's the link to it if you're interested! http://www.toauschwitzandback.com/book-audiobook/ )
This hand-fabricated silver pin is made of a double layer of silver and is about 1 1/4" tall with a nickel tie tack backing. The bird has a patina on it to make it colourful.