The Sea Turtle Brooch
The Sea Turtle Brooch_ 4 colours available
My ancestors came from the islands of the Torres Strait, and on these islands the Sea Turtle is part of the living history of the people. The Turtle is of the Warralngu, the creatures of the sea. They were food and shell and respected as wide and ancient animals who travelled the wide ocean. The Sea Turtle is quick and can also lay low and still when danger is near. Despite it’s shape it is a graceful swimmer gliding the ocean and reef currents with ease.
In making this piece I honour my ancestors and the Islands that gave them life, with my interpretation of the magical sea turtle.
The brooch comes in 4 colourways:
Silver Blue reef
Lilac Blue reef
The Sea Turtle attaches to clothing with either a brooch pin or a magnet, let me know if you have a preference
I ship as soon as the product is complete. Sometimes I have to customise a piece for a customer. Usually orders ship within 102 weeks of purchase. If there is a delay I will discuss it with you.
I use Australia Post for all shipping and I use tracking on all parcels.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
COVID update: Acrylic supply is slower at present and as I make my items as they are ordered (so I can customise if necessary) there may be some longer making times. theOttopiary continues to ship to all countries, however please be advised that international and some domestic shipping is being impacted by COVID restrictions. Your curiosities may take a little, or a lot longer to arrive at your address. Please contact me if you are at all concerned and I will do what I can to assist.
If you are unhappy with your purchase please contact me and I will discuss a resolution with you.
Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy
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A word about pricing.....
Many people ask how I decide on the prices for my pieces. All of my works are priced according to design time, materials cost, time to assemble and the amount of intricate working such as ink rubbing or painting involved. Custom pieces cost extra due to design time additions.
I try to keep my prices as reasonable as I can as I want theOttopiary curiosities to be accessible to all purchasers.