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A traditional vintage ice cream van turned into a fun and colourful brooch. Guaranteed to liven up any frock!
The design is an image of a small three-dimensional paper model we have created. It is printed onto thick sturdy cardboard and protected by a layer of clear varnish.
This fun ice cream van is part of a splendid paper craft collection, designed in the smashing style of the 1950’s. It is inspired by American ice cream parlours. Ice cream cones and jukeboxes are also available. Please take a look at our other listings.
Available in two iconic colours: light purple and cheerful blue.
A photograph of a small three-dimensional paper object we have created. The design is printed onto thick sturdy cardboard and the front of the pendant is protected by a layer of clear varnish. The back of the brooch is pale blue paper with a golden brooch pin and a ‘made of varnished cardboard, handle with care’ sticker.
How the original three-dimensional paper model was created:
Remember those happy hours you spent as a child with scissors in hand and coloured paper glued to your fingers? That was our inspiration for creating the small three-dimensional ice cream van (shown in the last picture). Today we mainly work with a scalpel and often use a pair of tweezers to ensure precision when creating our small-scale paper sculptures. Many hours go into working out the details and ensuring that all parts fit together neatly.
Once we are happy with the result we photograph the object and get the image ready for print. All designs are professionally printed. The shapes are laser-cut and varnished by hand. The last step is to glue on the pin, affix the sticker and pack your brooch.
For long-term enjoyment, please handle with care and keep away from water. If pinned onto a jacket or coat we suggest placing it on the opposite side of where your handbag straps would normally go. The front of the brooch can be lightly wiped clean with a damp cloth, but please do not dip into water.
The brooch is affixed onto a professionally printed card and packed in a clear (biodegradable) plastic bag.
Approx. 6.5cm wide and 7cm high.