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The Sleight of Hand Chaplet Necklace. A vintage dyed "horn" rosary has been repaired and repurposed, transformed into this magician's love token. The celluloid simulates horn and has been dyed red, but the dye has worn away creating wonderful striated patterns. The stations are double-sided tin medallions, one side features a dramatic image of the Mater Dolorosa with a pierced heart, and on the reverse, a meditation on Jesus' wounds, the hands, feet, and heart each have their own connector. The sacred heart, shining and wound with thorns, echoes the heart motif of the highly detailed, hand pendant which has an elaborate, Victorian jester cuff, and it holds a locked heart. The pendant has been hand cast in lead free pewter.

Falling in love is like a card trick, some sleight of hand, and magicians keep their secrets as part of their trade. This necklace was inspired by just such sub-rosa & senitment.

Necklace fastens with a blackened pewter hook and eye clasp and measures just shy of 23" with a 5" drop. Hand pendant is 1.25" long.

You might be interested in this silver bow necklace which has a similar surreal sentimentality:

Your piece will come wrapped up in a little gift bag. (A lovely customer has told me she reuses the gift bags, filling them with lavender and herbs and using them as drawer sachets to keep the moths away!)

All handmades are created one at a time in my little Victorian home in a cobblestone street in the shadow of the medieval walls of the city of York.

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Heart in Hand Rosary Necklace for Men or Women. Vintage Celluloid Chaplet. Sleight of Hand Chaplet.

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: pewter, vintage celluloid rosary
  • Feedback: 883 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from York, United Kingdom