Turtle Moon necklace

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This “pre-ban”, 100 year old ivory piano key is etched with a turtle and full moon.  The ivory is backed by Nugold, a brass alloy metal, which has been stamped with triangle and circle designs.  Wire-stitching, with a red bead slipped in,  and a scrolled wire pierce the metal to add texture and pattern.  From the base, assorted shapes hang with bright, antique glass beads, silver and brass beads, and miniature shields and discs–all adding movement and color.  The chain is attached with sterling tube segments and 5/8″ brown mother-of-pearl disc beads, liquid silver beads and a hand made clasp section.    It hangs beautifully at about 22″.  A striking piece!

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