"When one pulls on the upright member behind the vertical row of three pearls, a spring catch is released and the brooch separates into two parts exposing the two pin stems. Here again the double pin stem helps stabilize the piece on the wearer. After putting the pins through the fabric, the two pieces are re-assembled. Electroforming is used here to unite the various elements of the object."
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.