CELTIC Shield Knot Brooch, Shield Pin
There is no beginning and no end. Anciently, it was a universally knownsymbol for protection from danger and warding off evil spirits.
Each item begins as a piece of sheet metal, copper, bronze, brass or nickel. After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution. Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. A patina may be applied or it may be hand painted with dye oxide. A clear polymer coating is applied and a pin attached to the back with adhesive.