A stunning bronzetone brooch featuring the Matchwomen who went on strike in the summer of 1888 to demand better pay and conditions. The quote is from Annie Besant, a prominent British socialist, with reference to the strike. The brooch is finished with green crystals and white glass seed pearl. The pin is approx 5cms across.
The beautiful image of some of the original Matchwomen and the quote are both set under glass domes, finished off with a feather charm and crystal beads/glass pearls.
Everything is handmade to order therefore please allow up to 7 business days for completion of your very own piece.
The story of these brave young women is told in the acclaimed book by Louise Raw "Striking a Light" (available here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Striking-Light-Bryant-Matchwomen-History/dp/1441114262).
We also do custom pieces to order, so if you are wanting something else, made with a different theme in mind just get in touch and we can make a piece up to your specifications :-) email: [email protected]
A Little Note about shipping PLEASE READ!!! We send our parcels within the UK by 1st Class post. FREE SHIPPING for UK and LOW shipping cost for overseas. We send parcels to countries outside the UK by Royal Mail International Standard which usually takes about 5 to 10 days. We obtain proof of posting receipt for every item posted. Please note that this is NOT a tracked service - (if you would like your parcel tracked then this is an extra GB £ 7.50 - please select the TRACKED option at checkout).
Please remember that deliveries outside the UK are in most cases received in about a week but occasionally they do take longer. Sometimes they get 'stuck' in your country's Customs but thankfully this does not happen often. If it does though, please be a little patient and be prepared to give it a few weeks.
HELLO WORLD! In our little studio here in the north of England, we are making some wonderful and unique costume jewellery for you. Every single one of our bracelets will be unique therefore you will never see exactly the same on someone else at a festival or party or wherever you choose to wear your Vee piece.