This is just a tiny project, but it's cute. Yes, that is a full-size brooch. These medieval annular brooches were generally very small.
Brooches like this have been found in London and York, and could be made in a variety of different metals; this one is brass and is based on a 14th century brooch from London. The design is growing on me. When I first saw it I thought it looked interesting, but the more I look at it, the more I like it. It reminds me of a little wreath.
The Challenge: Re-do. This is a re-run of both Challenge 3: Stashbusting, and Challenge 7: Accessorize.
Pattern: This tutorial, brought to my attention by Cathy Raymond. Thanks Cathy!
Year: 1350 to 1400 CE.
Notions: Brass wire, pliers, a whetstone to sharpen the pin.
How historically accurate is it? A good 90%, I think. It's constructed like the medieval originals and there is a brooch like this from London which is made of brass. I suspect the exact composition of my wire is different from medieval brass, but that's just being pedantic.
Hours to complete: Less than one.
First worn: Not yet, I've only just finished it.
Total cost: That brass wire has been sitting in my drawer for years and the brooch only used a small quantity, so probably less than a dollar.