Sterling silver spider brooch with turquoise howlite body - a tribute to Lady Hale

Sterling silver spider brooch with turquoise howlite body - a tribute to Lady Hale

65.00

Sterling silver and genuine amber spider brooch with locking clasp. 4cm x 4cm x 0.5cm

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After the magnificent Lady Hale delivered the sucker punch to the UK government declaring the proroguing of Parliament unlawful, I received several requests to create a spider brooch in her honour. Lady Hale is the president of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. She is well known for wearing large brooches depicting caterpillars, butterflies, flower arrangements and the infamous spider. There was a great deal of speculation about her motives on wearing the spider. Was she evoking the story of Athena and Arachne - the tale of hubris? Was she condemning Boris Johnson to weave into eternity by transforming him into a spider to teach him a lesson. Either way, it captured the imagination of a nation grateful for the law to be upheld.