The Earnest Echidna
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Please note each piece may differ from one to the next, and to the 'The Earnest Echidna' brooch pictured. The design features a mix of magnificent marbled resins which can differ from piece to piece, as well as a number of smaller parts that will feature different colours depending on the piece you're lucky enough to receive. As Pete Cromer himself says: “They are all unique souls, therefore no two will ever be the same.”
A very special collaboration with beloved Australian artist Pete Cromer, this brilliant Echidna brooch has been brought to life from a combination of marbled, bubble and solid resins. He's lovingly designed, hand-assembled and hand-painted, and he is really digging his new home on your favourite outfit.
Short and stout and humble as pie. He's perfectly suited to digging. Let's give him a medal, shall we?
Original Design: Pete Cromer
Height 65 mm x Width 44 mm
Each piece is made from laser cut and layered resin, hand assembled, hand painted and released in limited quantities. As all of our designs are lovingly glued, assembled and painted by hand there can be finger print marks and very slight variations and blemishes from piece to piece. Due to the hand mixed nature of the resins in our designs it is also common and normal to find tiny flecks or bubbles in the resin layers. All in all this just makes each piece as special and unique as you are.
Brooch clasps, necklace chains and jump rings are made from silver-plated steel. Earrings hooks and posts are made from high quality, hypoallergenic stainless steel.
Please be aware that resin is akin to ceramic and glass and therefore may be damaged if dropped or knocked. Due to the use of high quality silver-plating in our brooch clasps, tarnishing and oxidisation can occur, producing black and gold discolouration. As with all silver products, you can simply restore it using a silver cloth. Keep your Erstwilder companion neatly tucked away in this box when not being worn, avoid contact with perfumes, lotions, water and excessive sunlight and you’ll have a trusted friend for years to come.
Brooch clasps are made from plated brass. Components have changed over time and older designs may be made with other materials. If you have any questions at all, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Designs come packaged in Erstwilder gift boxes.
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Please note: Not all bag designs are available for shipping to all International regions. Berets will only ship to Australian addresses. You will be notified at checkout if you are unable to complete an order due to shipping constraints. In these instances, please contact your local stockists to find out about availability and to order.
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We want you to love your Erstwilder purchases and know that having super easy returns is part of why you shop with us, which is why we offer a 60-day return policy for all purchases on erstwilder.com that meet the criteria below:
Items must be returned within 60 days of purchase together with proof of purchase.
Items must be in their original condition with accompanying gift boxes, story cards and swing tags.
Lucky Dips, Perfectly Imperfect and Gift Cards cannot be returned.
No refunds on Embroidery Patterns.
Earrings are not able to be returned for hygiene reasons.
For each order, a maximum of three items can be returned.
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This is such an amazing brooch!
Absolutely gorgeous! All the different coloured acrylics blend in beautifully to make an eye-catching piece. Goes with so many outfits :)
My most favourite Australian mammal forever immortalised as a dream brooch by an amazing designer. Amazing colours that gives it so much character. Love it more in real life. Thank you EW
I couldn't love my Earnest Echidna any more! The level of detail is simply perfect, ensuring the divine art is perfectly captured in this stunning brooch. xx
This whole collection is beautiful! Earnest has the most striking color combination. Simple, yet striking; the neutrals, yellow, pink, blue, and touch or sage green make this a more versatile brooch than I expected.
I received two of these, one to keep and one to give. So, I was able to see first hand the differences the marbled resins create. Both echidnas are beautiful, but each has its own character.