Clan Hamilton Badge
Clan Hamilton are a lowland clan who can trace their heritage back to the 13th century. After Walter Fitz-Gilbert of Hambledon received lands from Robert the Bruce, clan Hamilton increased in important within the country and became heirs presumptive to the Scottish throne through marriage. The current Duke of Hamilton lives in East Lothian.
Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal. 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. The pin back is soldered on. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge.