Mid Century Eloxal Aluminium Brooch – Vertical Stripes
A wonderful example of a post-war machine made brooch featuring the ELectrolytic OXidation of ALuminium process.
It’s your time to shine! Get your ELOXAL on!
These brooches, made of aluminium are over seventy years old. Manufactured in 1950s Germany using the ELectrolytic OXidation of ALuminium process. The surface is given a tough, corrosion-resistant protective layer. A machine-tooled mirror is inset into the centre. Light and hardwearing, this pin will suit any garment or fabric.
Bounce the light and draw all the attention to you.
The style is a direct nod to earlier Art Deco pieces although the pins were produced much later. I think suggest it also has a 1980s vibe of military glamour. Pin multiples to create impact on a jacket or hat. Wear one on a jumper for a jaunty look.
There are three styles of mirror – vertical stripes, backslash strips and a diamond grid.
Size is 1 cm x 5.5 cm.
Excellent condition. Unworn. Brand new. 70 years old and look like new.
I have always collected, worn and loved brooches. They are a quick fix turning an everyday outfit into a fashionable talking piece. Transform last year’s winter coat into this season’s favourite. Want your jacket to become the wedding blazer everyone remembers? Pop on a brooch.
Audra’s Brooches is my unique collection of vintage or antique brooches, pins and clips. I do not change any of the original designs. I simply clean, polish and photograph the pieces before researching their history and style. I also test the pins and safety clasps. My brooches date from 1880 to 1980 and are most often one-of-a-kind. I do sometimes stock multiples of items by particular designers or a job lot of unworn items. These are a rare but exciting find.
I have also created a fashion fix to allow everyone to wear any pin on any fabric. Every brooch is paired with a pad to hold antique pins securely and ensure weighty mid-century pins are supported and sit up properly wherever and on whatever you put them. You can pop the pad behind lapels, inside hats, waistbands, or any of your favourite brooch locations.
Audra’s Brooches. Everything you can pin, clip or fasten to whatever you fancy.