These two brooches were created for the exhibition Wearable Pewter, my goals in creating them was also to discuss my recent relocated to Italy to be with my husband. I am within a new culture and life and I am without so many aspects of the life I had built. The iron wire in the pieces is a material that I am very familiar with and might consider an “old friend”. The cork is natural material that I found on walks not far from my new home, I'm hoping we will become friends. The pewter is the link between the two, allowing for the two materials to be joined together. These pieces are layered with the experiences of building a new home, studio and social life in a new place and culture.