This Unique Bee with Leaf Pin features a hand-painted bee on a brass square with swirls stamped on the sides. A leaf dangles from the bottom and purple stones are placed in each of the 4 corners.
The jewelry designed by Mullanium - Jim and Tori Mullan - is made with a variety of metals such as, silver, brass and copper. Many earrings and pins are hand stamped with various patterns which add to the individuality of each design.
Some of the elements they like to incorporate in their jewelry are glass cabochons, freshwater pearls and old time pieces.
Inventory Number: mu-in8
Measurement Details (LxWxH in US inches)
Bee & Leaf Pin - 1.75 x 1.25 x 0.25
Jim Mullan is a self-taught artist who grew up in Southern California with an enthusiasm for nature and history. He became intrigued with old watches, vintage toys, and scientific instruments as a teenager. In the process of taking things apart and putting them back together, he began combining some of those old pieces with his favorite things in nature, including bird, dragonfly and animal components to create one-of-a-kind mixed media jewelry and other creations. In 1980, Jim exhibited at his first art show in Florida and enjoyed it so much he decided to set up shop in Pompano Beach.
Tori’s passion for antiques and jewelry began as a child. Her inspiration was her father, a jeweler and antique watch collector. While working in his jewelry store in Port Charlotte, Florida she became interested in vintage stones and spare parts her father used for repairing jewelry and watches. She set her sights on designing jewelry and started creating unique one of a kind earrings and bracelets. She met Jim at a show in 1985 and found they shared many of the same interests in old watches, jewelry and antiques.
Their fascination with birds, nature, and antiques is ever present and their vast collection of vintage hardware, bird carvings and watches are housed in their Pompano Beach studio.