Penannulars are intended for the use of clasping capes, cloaks and scarves. The pins I place on them are stout and designed for the heavy and loose woven fabric like wool. (A short video is presented to illustrate how to use the Penannular in the website) You must have seen these huge brooches on the kilts and sashes in the Braveheart and Rob Roy movies. These Celtic cloaking devices are the precursor to the safety pin; quite ingenious technology for medieval period garb.
In creating an Amulet of Pan, I chose his musical aspect: He plays his pipes with great concentration; wreathed in grape leaves with a grape cluster as a foundation.
The culmination of these two pieces is the Pan Penannular: the frame of the Brooch is made of a grape arbor heavily laden with leaves, vines and grapes thus carrying a theme of a Pan-orama, combining the feel of good music, good wine and a celebration of life itself. This hybrid of cultures: Celtic technology and Greek Myth is presented in a modern approach of the Brooch of two ancient cultures.