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Pigeon droppings inspire brooch collection

By Mark Harradine     Jan 12, 2014 in Odd News
London - Brooches inspired by pigeon droppings are the new fashion hit in London. The brain behind the creative idea is the young artist Frances Wadsworth-Jones, who commented that “you need a sense of humour to wear one.”
The brooches are made using crushed precious stones and are on the market for around £2,500.
Wadsworth-Jones came up with the idea whilst completing a Masters degree in 2008. She would travel from her home in Ealing to the Royal College of Art in the centre of London and said that “I like to try and find beauty in the unexpected and I quite often look at the floor.” The idea that a bird dropping landing on you is supposed to bring luck brought the name Heaven Sent for her collection which is currently on exhibition in the Museum of London. The collection is included in the Made in London exhibition which will be on display until April.
Wadsworth-Jones told the BBC that “People must think I'm mad because I have to take pictures of poo too. I've got hundreds.” The artist added that the brooches have been very popular in the Netherlands where “many have been sold.”
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