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Fabulous time at the Weird and Wonderful Wood!

Rainbow Badges had a fabulous time at the Weird and Wonderful Wood!
Looking forward to next year already!

About Weird and Wonderful Wood

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Weird and Wonderful Wood

Rainbow Badges are excited and honored to be at this beautiful family event πŸ™‚

24th & 25th May 2022

We are making 2022 event souvenir badges! πŸ™‚

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β€œdo as I say, not as I do”

Last design of the day at Rainbow Badges.
I couldn’t close the workshop without making these after hearing the news on the radio today.

β€œdo as I say, not as I do”

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“ere ya go ba”

That’s something you might expect to hear whilst being passed a beer in a Suffolk pub πŸ™‚
Like all areas of the British Isles, this region of East Anglia has a strong and unique accent among the locals.
Some of the Suffolk sayings are rather fun and I thought they’d make interesting badges!
All finished pressing the badges now… must be beer O’clock? πŸ™‚

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
Cheers! x
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Our first event of the year 2022

If you’re in East Anglia this Saturday

12th of March 2022

Here is a nice family event to check out πŸ™‚

Spring Gathering 2022

Rainbow Badges are having a BADGE ART Open Workshop for a bit of spring fun!

Really excited to prepare for our first event for over two years! Our old peddle-powered badge stall is currently having a small repair and will be going to the event.

We are taking our 75mm badge press and lots of art materials to turn your artwork into badges, fridge magnets, or cool pocket mirrors!

Lots of good food and vintage and traditional fair games to keep kids away from screens πŸ™‚
Lots of cool stuff for adults too.

I hope my workshop won’t be too near the archery practice… He he
The open mic sounds fun! Looking forward to that πŸ™‚
Hope to see you there!

Peace and Love Xx
Rainbow Badges πŸ™‚

… and here is how it went πŸ™‚

The workshop had a slow start and I drank a much-needed cup of tea after setting up.
There were so many interesting things going on as the village hall started to fill up with people.
Just as I was going to have a quick look at the other stalls and games outside our workshop was filled with eager artists!
The art and the conversations in the workshop were a real treat after being confined to our workshop for so long recently. We had an absolutely fantastic day!
A big thank you to everyone who attended the Badge art workshop and to Joinavision for another totally enjoyable event!

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First design of 2022! – Anglo Saxon Beast

A design inspired by Anglo Saxon brooches discovered in East Anglia.
The backwards facing animal has three claws and a beak-like mouth, surrounded by 28 beads, much like those found.
It’s been both exciting and interesting to recreate this fabulous ancient brooch.
The story of this amazing beast has been lost in time, but the artwork lives on!

Anglo Saxon Beast


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Warning: H.M.Government can damage your health

Rainbow Badges has re-made this vintage badge πŸ™‚

The original vintage badge (origin unknown)

We love the subtle subvertising of a government warning on this fabulous vintage pin badge.
It arrived at our workshop a few weeks ago amongst an interesting collection of vintage pins, mostly from the USA.
It seems the simple but effective design was inspired by a government health warning added to cigarette packaging.

The cool badge is on its way to a new owner and we decided to remake it as we will miss seeing it in our collection!