Laura Flook

Hand-of-Valediction + Bow Brooch

  • This three-dimensional hand is cast in solid brass and uniquely oxidized 

  • Hand-Crafted Petersham Bow is hand-sewn with silk thread

  • The patented No-Slip clip has a needle-sharp center pin, designed to grip tightly, without fraying your garment
  • This clip is designed to be hung vertically (as shown) and can be clipped onto basically any kind of porous textile.. leather, wool, canvas, etc..
  • at 8 ounces, this pin does have some weight to it and is best secured to a sturdy material-like a coat lapel, collar, cuff, strap, belt or buttonhole. 

About Laura Flook and Rocklove Jewelry's "Hand of Valediction" Collaboration. 2012-2017                      

The Hand-of-Valediction i designed was greatly inspired by the large, brass, spring Hand clips I would make use of in the funeral homes I worked in, to secure Mass cards and other epistles for the Family.   Therefore, I personally associate the hands with 'mourning' - which resulted in my formal designation of the hands I created as those of Valediction - expressing the parting or farewell of someONE or SOMethING..        A lost family member, friend, love, human or animal companion..Or a concept itself. a farewell to one way of life (disease, addiction, depression, fear, silence or isolation) and the welcoming of another (tranquility, happiness, marriage (OR independence), sobriety, understanding... a new state of mind and or way of life)..            Old Fashioned and Traditional symbolism house a broad variety of significance in relation to hands ... Many of which draw upon similar themes ..- In the END, however, SYMBolism is a PERSONAL CONNECtion and Only YOU can decide what something means to YOU.  



How YOUr PURchase ALso HELps..

At least 5% of All Purchase Proceeds are Annually Donated to The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. 100% of this donation will be used to fund NARSAD ( National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) Grants that Focus on Research and Development into the Prevention and Treatment of Serious Mental Illnesses and Conditions, such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective & Bipolar Disorders, Major Depression and Autism.