Saturday, January 15, 2011

Of All the Stars, the Fairest - Sappho, Hesperus Greek Quote Brooch and Necklace

I got a request for a custom order yesterday, and I have never been so happy to do a custom order before! The reason is that the buyer asked me to make her a brooch with a Greek quote from Sappho, which comes from her poem Hesperus: 'Of all the stars, the fairest'.

I am lucky to have read a few fragments of this very important poet's work, and I greatly admire her. So immediately I started making the brooch, and this is the final version on which me and the buyer agreed...

Quoting this from Wikipedia, 'Sappho was an Ancient Greek poet, born on the island of Lesbos. Later Greeks included her in the list of nine lyric poets. Her birth was sometime between 630 and 612 BC, and it is said that she died around 570 BC, but little is known for certain about her life. The bulk of her poetry, which was well-known and greatly admired throughout antiquity, has been lost, but her immense reputation has endured through surviving fragments.'

I thought about making it into a necklace, too!

Here it is in the making...


  1. Great work - both brooch and necklace! Such a beautiful quote from a great poet turned into wearable art... bravo!!!!

  2. good for you girl, so much quality and meaning