Celtic Goose Brooch
This migration of geese was indicative of the transitory nature of all that surrounds us. They symbolize the importance of a strong hearth and home as they always return home in the spring. The goose was displayed in the homes of warriors to ensure safe return from battle.
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.