Baby Phascogale Possum

(7 customer reviews)


An acrylic brooch of a tiny baby phascogale possum with its glorious plumed tail, asleep in a matchbox.

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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
Width: 40mm
Length: 82mm

7 reviews for Baby Phascogale Possum

  1. Iwantmycatslife (verified owner)

    Stunning creation, the tiny details are gorgeous. Beautiful presented. Lovely people.

  2. cathjohnson (verified owner)

    Love love love these Matchbox Tail pieces! Fabulous detail and clever design! Thankyou 🙂

  3. Kittykin (verified owner)

    Astonishingly good, so proud of this up and coming Australian maker, well done Quetzy!

  4. Lorri McPherson (verified owner)

    Beautiful craftsmanship! Stunning details!

  5. debambi77 (verified owner)

    OMG I love love love this beautiful brooch and love the service. It is absolutely stunning and looks even better than pictured. The detail and craftsmanship is beyond amazing. If you’re thinking about making a purchase from this wonderful business, don’t hesitate!

  6. Jennifer Lunney (verified owner)

    I LOVE this phascogale! Beautiful details on the animal and also the matchbox. So excited to wear it and tell people what a phascogale is!

  7. Robyn Marsh (verified owner)

    This baby is the most ridiculously amazing work of art.
    Outstanding quality and detail.

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