This one-of-a-kind piece was inspired by an old silver vanity set I bought at a yard sale in north Florida many years ago. The mirror was in lovely condition and I use it still. The thick hairbrush handle section was fine, but the thinner back of the brush itself was beat up and the silver had cracked. Rather than discard the entire brush I cut away the handle, planning to use it in a project "someday."
Because the handle was hollow, I either had to close it up or fill it with something attractive. A couple of summers ago I spent a few months on the California coast, near Monterey, one of the premiere seaglass beaches on the west coast. As I collected seaglass during those months, I knew I had the answer to "What should I use with the old hairbrush handle?" All of the seaglass used in this project was from that trip.
This necklace is made of elongated sterling links, handforged by me, and it has a sturdy handcrafted "s" hook closure. In addition to the hairbrush section the necklace features a pair of epidote stones (I purchased in a Santa Fe rock shop) set in sterling and mounted on stamped sterling panels.
The elongated links sterling chain measures 27." The antique hairbrush section measures 2.5" x a little over 1." The epidote panels measure 1" x tad over .5."
The drop of the necklace is 15.5."
This piece is entirely one-of-a-kind, handcrafted by me in my studio in the USA!
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