Can you help me come up with an orig­i­nal broach de­sign please?

James Turner, Eng­land

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As an artist it helps if you keep your an­ten­nas out at all times for in­spi­ra­tion and un­usual ideas. I be­gin by tak­ing a look on­line, brows­ing for broach ref­er­ences. I find that flow­ers, pre­cious stones, birds and in­sects are al­ready com­monly used in brooch de­signs.

So to come up with some­thing more orig­i­nal, I think about what I haven’t yet seen as a broach. You wouldn’t be­lieve the crazy ideas I come up with – some too crazy to men­tion here. I fi­nally set­tle on an idea that I’ve only seen once be­fore.

That idea is a broach in the shape of a hand, like the one be­long­ing to the Hand of the King in Game of Thrones. Tak­ing that broach as my in­spi­ra­tion, I sketch down a cou­ple of rough ideas and give it an in­ter­est­ing twist by mix­ing in an an­tique clock hand.

The pointy ends are in­spired by an an­tique

clock’s hands. First I fo­cus on get­ting

the anatomy of the hand right. It may not

be a real hand, but the anatomy should still

be ac­cu­rate.

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