Small piece, big story

Colorado’s Phyllis Pollena-Cahill mixes her media in this polymer and copper brooch.

Phyllis Polema-Cahill stacks up patterns in a small graceful brooch on

The patterns flow into each other and keep your eye darting between the variations in the layers that cup forward. The copper accents hint at even more complexity.

It’s a delight to take in this big story in a small space. Nice start to the week, eh?

Find more of Phyllis’ story on Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr.

  • reply Lorrene Baum-Davis ,

    I love this work. She has an incredible fashion and design sense. The colors are amazing. See me slapping my forehead that I didn’t think of this… I work in copper too. Brava Phyllis!!!!!

    • reply Lorrene Baum-Davis ,

      AND she is holding it together with cold connections. Look like very cool rivets.

    • reply Shirley ,

      Her whole series in this style is absolutely beautiful!

      • reply Joan Lowder ,

        love this piece. Don’t wear jewelry these days but this is just so classy and creative. inspiring.

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