Russell has been wearing and collecting brooches and pins for over decade, sharing them online using #broochoftheday. Sometimes hard pressed to find unique and fun things to wear, he started making his own using found objects, from old toys to game pieces to random utilitarian knick knacks like mini cassette tapes or keys. Russell enjoyed turning childhood memorabilia into wearable accessories and sells them online.
More recently, Russell has been experimenting with polymer clay to create shapes using various colour blending and creative techniques. With a background in zoology, his current focus draws on his fascination of birds’ eggs as he attempts to recreate their colours and textures, creating a range of brooches inspired by these most perfect of objects.