The Brooches and Pendants references suburban Japanese gardens in particular to pot plants. This project was inspired by my first visit to Yamagata, Japan. The forms comment on the particular ornateness to urban gardening aesthetics. The surfaces are articulated with floral designs using some tradtional techniques to capture the vibrant hues of pink found in copper. This surface texture is created through the combination of working with an etched surface, followed with copper patination and then painting the surface channels with Japanese lacquer. The forms are hollow and the surface patterns are applied to evoke a sense of the gardening feeling of beauty in a designed nature environment.