Mussel Brooch 01
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Mussel Brooch 03
Mussel shell combines the contrasting values of durability and fragility. I decided to rethink these values and use my own means to explain this concept.
Mussel Shells are not as fragile as eggshells; in fact, it has a similar quality of hardness to steel. They are relatively hard to break, and often have a dark/cold colour. I was more likely to find a different form by using metal to represent the characteristics instead of the shell itself. I used metal with threads, steel with silver to re-create the contrast between hard and soft, showing the protection of the fragility within its tough shell.