This hand made 'starburst' style brooch has been built on a circular base cut from a cork tablemat. Ths base has been covered with silver foil and a small safety pin sewn onto this substructure to form an attachment device. Graduated pearls, raspberry red bugle beads and diamantes comprise the 24 'rays' of the design. All have been attached to the sides of the cork with dressmaker's pins; all have been further secured with adhesive. The focal point a 35mm diameter raspberry red pearlised plastic button, has been adhered to the centre of the brooch. The button has had its shank removed.