Pictish Penannular Brooch in Sterling Silver

£35.00 GBP

A simple, endless circle of hand forged sterling silver inspired by the moon, ouroboros and archeological finds. This penannular brooch is based on a Pictish design discovered in the North of Scotland.

  • The brooch circle measures just under 2" or 5cm in diameter
  • It is lightweight (approx. 5 grams) and is perfect for dk, sport, or laceweight designs
  • Each is made to order, one at a time
  • Choose from either bright silver or antique patina'd finish using the dropdown menu

This version is cold-forged in sterling silver. Cold-forging means no heat is used to form the metal-- just hammering and sheer force of will! The bottom edge of the ring has been hammer-finished, the small facets giving the piece an ancient, earthy feel.  

The penannular brooch is an elegant and practical design. Once the fabric has been secured on the pin, the circular frame can be turned around the pin, securing the brooch in place. I wear mine with my hand-knitted cardigans, shawls and coats, as I prefer this type of closure to buttons or clasps that come undone.

The larger copper version of this pin is featured in Staci Perry's Easy Knit Sweater Jacket Tutorial at Very Pink Knits. You can learn about the pattern (and get a how-to on how to fasten these brooches) over here.

All pieces are made by hand or sourced with care from our home studio in Kirkwall, Orkney. Ally's designs are inspired by the wild, ancient Orkney landscape with its unique blend of Scottish and Norse culture and history.