A beautifully hand-embroidered gold elephant lapel pin.
The creation of Marie Macon and Anne-Laure Lesquoy, the French brand Macon & Lesquoy make beautiful embroidered patches and jewellery. Their collections are influenced by the trips they have made together. Unusual, funny, sometimes whimsical and always poetic, the brand blends the beautiful and the cool for a unique pop-culture style.
The Cannetilla jewellery-making technique used by Macon & Lesquoy requires a special metal thread, called bullion thread, to be very finely wound in a spiral, cut to the desired length, and then embroidered like beads. Macon & Lesquoy have a dedicated workshop in Pakistan where their embroidered Cannetilla jewellery is made. Sixty embroiderers work there exclusively, full time, under social and safety conditions imposed, enforced and regularly monitored by the two designers.
Macon & Lesquoy brooches are delicate and fragile so should be treated gently, and stored in their gift boxes when not being worn.