This brand is based in the US, a hugely popular brand with a large following:
Tangerine Menagerie was founded by designer Julia several years ago, focusing on retro-inspired brooches. She started out on Etsy before moving to her own website, and her brooches are among the most popular in the groups I belong to. They are pricier than most, but the workmanship and detail – every brooch is handmade and hand-painted by Julia herself – make the cost worth it.
These brooches are extremely difficult to get hold of, selling out within seconds of going on sale. To be successful you need to be on the website as soon as they are released – usually only one or two designs at a time are available. Alternatively, Julia runs a lottery offering people the opportunity to win a chance to buy a brooch – this is brilliant for people with slower Internet connections, or who can’t always get online at the time of release.
I personally own two Tangerine Menagerie brooches – a witch and an Alice book – both purchased before they became super popular. I’ve never tried to buy one since demand skyrocketed, but I will certainly give it a go in the future, if one of my wishlist items becomes available!
Top of the list is the Alice brooch. This has been through several different designs over the years and this is the most recent.
I also want this gorgeous Painted Rose Tree brooch, which continues the Wonderland theme. A Cheshire cat, a dodo and a white rabbit have also been available over the years.
Jane Eyre is my favourite novel, so this brooch is high on my wishlist.
Birds and animals are popular choices for this brand; I particularly love this Chickadee brooch.
The Olivia Corsage brooch is a flower design, relatively unusual for this brand, but it’s beautiful.
Find Tangerine Menagerie via the following links: