Guaranteed not to sting! Guaranteed to tremble with movement! Guaranteed to garner kudos and interest. This beautiful brooch by Pauline Rader is a trembler brooch meaning it actually vibrates and its wings flutter with any movement on behalf of the wearer. This type of pin is highly sought after and rarer than your typical pin. And what fun they are! Pauline Rader created high end costume jewelry during the mid century. She designed jewelry for only a limited time and consequently her pieces are hard to find and popular among collectors. This pin measures 1 1/2" in length. It is a bee with a rhinestone face with green glass eyes and antennae that extend outwards. The rhinestones are pave set and they shine and sparkle. It has a delightful expression and does not appear menacing at all. His body is highly detailed with additional fluted wings and tiny legs. However, it is the wings on the top that cause it to flutter and shake. These wings have rhinestones at their base and they move as though the bee is going to "take off" at any moment.
Do you hear its buzzing? The pin closes with a safety mechanism on the back and the Pauline Rader cartouche is affixed to the bottom. The pin measures 1 1/2"w x 1 1/4" (to the tip of the trembler wing). The pin is in great condition with some metal wear on the back. Not a big deal at all. Bees are fascinating little creatures and this pin by Pauline Rader does just homage to their species. Honey, anyone??? Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
Vintage Pauline Rader Trembler Bee Brooch