Erstwilder x Art by Melanie Hava - The Platypus 'Gugula' Brooch

Regular price $44.95 Sale

One of Australia's most mysterious monotreme mammals, the Platypus is a wonder to behold. You may find them hard to spot out in the wild, but you can't miss our Platypus 'Gugula' Brooch. A part of our long-awaited collaboration with Aboriginal Artist Melanie Hava, this stunning design features layered resin and hand-finished details, Melanie's incredible art has been taken off canvas and brought to life as wearable art.

70mm x 27mm (H x W)

DESIGN STORY

I'm often referred to as distinct and unique, but did you know when I was first discovered some scientists thought I was a hoax?

Each piece is made from laser-cut and layered resin, hand assembled, hand painted and released in limited quantities. As all of our designs are lovingly glued, assembled and painted by hand there can be fingerprint marks and very slight variations and blemishes from piece to piece. Due to the hand-mixed nature of the resins in our designs, it is also common and normal to find tiny flecks or bubbles in the resin layers. All in all, this just makes each piece as special and unique as you are.

Brooch clasps are made from plated brass.

Designs come packaged in Erstwilder gift boxes.

CARE

Please be aware that resin is akin to ceramic and glass and therefore may be damaged if dropped or knocked. Keep your Erstwilder companion neatly tucked away in this box when not being worn, avoid contact with perfumes, lotions, water and excessive sunlight and you’ll have a trusted friend for years to come.