St. Hobart Badge
I don’t wash dishes at events as much as I used to, as I am usually too prissy to get my fancy clothes wet. To assuage my guilt, I cast these badges depicting the miracle of St. Hobart, the patron saint of dishwashers, and give them to those who do the hard work.
A swan bearing a scroll with the legend “ars gratia artis” (art for art’s sake). I try to keep several of these on hand to give as largesse to artisans whose work inspires me.
Compagnia della Civetta Household Badge
I’ve made several of these badges for members of my household. I’m still working on perfecting pin backs and gilding for these.