St. Patrick’s Day and shamrock

It is common knowledge that all 4 areas of the UK have national flowers associated with them as well as patron saints. Next Monday, 17 March, Ireland is celebrating the day of its patron saint, St. Patrick. It is customary to wear a shamrock in honour of this day. This plant’s story is that St Patrick used it to explain the Trinity from the Christian religion – the three leaves represent the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

Pink clover worn as a hair embellishment

The four-leaf clover is an uncommon variation of the common, three-leaved clover. According to tradition, such leaves bring good luck to their finders, especially if found accidentally.

White clover brooch

In addition, each leaf is believed to represent something: the first is for faith, the second is for hope, the third is for love, and the fourth is for luck.

Pink shamrock corsage

But it is almost impossible to find a four-leaf clover. So, instead of wasting hours looking for a lucky plant why not just get one made of … fabric? Such a shamrock will never wilt which means that your luck will be with you at all times!

My shamrock brooches are completely handmade and hand dyed. Every piece is a unique creation. Given as a gift  they please those who appreciate craftsmanship and originality. And I am sure that fabric shamrock brooch  will thrill a shamrock fan.

To get more information about shamrock corsages feel free to pop into my Etsy shop.

Summer: sun, fun and flowers

What do you associate summer with?

 Warm weather, bright sun, blue-blue sky. Summer storms. Walks in the woods. Or, perhaps, in the meadows where amongst the sea of bright flowers you definitely spot a clover. Usually it comes in purple pink colour

Pink clover brooch

but sometimes you come across a white, slightly lime green variety. This summer flower, so tiny and humble, is one of the symbols of summer to me.

White clover oval brooch

 Designer white clover brooch is an intricate accessory for those who appreciate unusual understated one of a kind hand made pieces. It will look equally good pinned to a white office shirt (as in the picture) or to a summer linen jacket, light cotton dress or, perhaps, a hat.

The piece is created entirely by hand from scratch  using different types of pure silk fabrics (hand cut, hand painted, hand shaped and assembled). And I have not forgotten to include a lucky four leaf ☺

The brooch is finished with a brooch base.

Has this brooch made you think better of a simple clover flower? 🙂