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Trinket Design by Elske Nel

Elske Nel is the young Cape Town-based jewellery designer behind brooch brand, Trinket Design. Trinket is a unisex label that produces brooches for both guys and girls, using various materials including leather, stainless steel, perspex and wood. The inspiration behind Elske's designs is derived from her love for nature and animals. One of Elske's signature designs is the ‘Circus Bear’ brooch, which was influenced by a dream she once had about a bear on a bicycle, after a night watching a movie about the circus. She couldn't manage to get the bizarre image out of her mind, and used the visual to create a beautiful stainless steel bear on a penny-farthing bicycle as a brooch design. Trinket Design brooches range between R110 and R350, depending on size and material. For further information or orders, email or visit the website at