Celtic Peacock Brooch
Peacock as a Celtic Animal Symbol In Celtic traditions, the peacock was a symbol of purity. Peacocks or their feathers appearing on coats of arms represented knowledge, authority, and beauty. Beyond that, very little has been recorded in Celtic literature about the Peacock.
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.