There are phascogale possums in the eucalypts in the area where Quetzy lives. These petite nocturnal beasties are elusive, although we know they exist because we once spent a week tracking their population in the wild. Mothers nurture their babies in pouches, however; we nestled our little one in a matchbox.
Our inspiration for the ‘Matchbox Tails’ brooches came from the whimsical toys of Maileg. These delightful Danish toys (which we frequently gift to the little ones in our extended family) depict bunnies and mice asleep in matchboxes – we decided to create our own Australian version. Each box features an Australian landmark on the front.
This brooch is a whopper, almost measuring the size of an actual matchbox! All pieces are made from laser cut pastel acrylic and handcrafted with painted details.
I’m this big
Weight: 26 grams