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New! Printed Wooden Brooches

kawaii wooden brooches - askingfortrouble

I’m really happy to be able to show you my new printed wooden brooches! There are five characters to start off with: Bunny, Panda, Pineapple, Planet and Cakeify the happy cupcake.

kawaii bunny brooches - askingfortrouble

I haven’t designed any new brooches or enamel pins for almost a year because the characters I wanted to add didn’t work in either format. I really wanted to make a new version of the Bunny brooch I used to sell years ago (on the left) and printed wooden brooches were the best solution. I think they turned out even cuter!

kawaii wooden brooches - askingfortrouble

Since I was ordering Bunny, I had to add her Panda friend. Then I spent some time choosing three more characters. I’ve always wanted to have Planet and Pineapple brooches so they were easy. Cakeify deserved a spot since his friends Bread Slice and Jammie Dodger have been available for years. Don’t they look cute on their new backing cards?

kawaii pineapple brooch - askingfortrouble

If you own one of my engraved wooden brooches, these are made of a thicker Maple wood and the printing is really bright and colourful. I think the little Pineapple is my favourite, but don’t tell the others.

kawaii wooden necklaces - askingfortrouble

You can find them all in my shop and on Etsy and you can order them as pendant necklaces too. Fun fact: I only own one necklace with a removable chain so had to photograph them individually and Photoshop it together!

brooch sale

PS. Don’t forget to check out my Brooch Sale!


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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