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This Pied Wagtail wood brooch - pin is an upcycled piece from a 60s wood jigsaw puzzle made in the UK, and the wood brooch is a great idea for a unique gift under $50 (with free shipping to any address in the USA).

The grey/gray feathers and black markings on this little bird are charming, and a 2nd pin is included that contains the Pied Wagtail name. Ah, the 60s in London, with Carnaby Street in all its glory, hip designers like Mary Quant whose clothing could be found in trendy boutiques in the US, "birds" like Twiggy gracing the magazine covers, and much more.

The G.J. Hayter & Co. LTD made Victory Bird Watching Puzzles from 1963 to 1967. All the wood pieces of the jigsaw puzzles were hand cut, and the birds were cut to shape. I think the hand cut nature of the puzzle, as well as the colorful graphics is so unique.

There is a 2-page interview with me and my bird pins in the May, 2009 issue of Little Thing Magazine! The last picture in the listing shows the article.

The Pied Wagtail brooch measures 3" (7.62cm) by 1-3/4" (4.445cm) in size, and has a locking pin back securely affixed to the back. Your purchase also includes a separate wood puzzle piece containing the bird name on it, with a pin back. You can position the brooches close together or wear just the name on a bag, or whatever you fancy at the moment.

This brooch - pin would make a unique gift for birthdays or other occasions, or to purchase for your own pleasure. The bird will be living in a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" brown kraft jewelry box, nestled in a tiny bird nest and accompanied by the name brooch. The box lid will contain a picture of the bird and a history of the bird brooch.

The fourth picture shows one of the bird brooches - pins worn on a garment.

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1960s Pied Wagtail Brooch - Pin / Unique Gift Under 50 / Upcycled Vintage Hand Cut Wood Jewelry / Beautiful Bird & Wood Name Pin



  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Black
  • Secondary color: Gray
  • Materials: locking pin back clasps, jewelry adhesive, vintage hand cut wood pieces, please read ITEM DESCRIPTION DETAILS
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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