Trench art Brooch | Remembrance poppy | Martin de Ruyter

These poppy brooches are handmade and hand painted by photographer and artist Martin de Ruyter in Nelson, New Zealand. Layered with historical meaning and symbology, each poppy has been created in the tradition of Trench Art, by repurposing .303 calibre bullets - the same calibre that was used in WW1 and WW2.

Martins' late grandfather James (Jim) Fisher taught him how to form a spitfire from a three pence coin and it's a skill Martin still uses today to make these cufflinks.

Hand painted brass (repurposed brass bullet)
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Slight variations in size and finish enhances the charm of this handmade item.

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