I made these limited edition clips using vintage glass stones embellished with hand-gilded musical instruments; clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, banjo, piano accordion or a stringed instrument which could be a violin, viola, cello or double bass.
These whimsical stones were made in West Germany around the 1950s, and sourced from old warehouse stock. They are designed to be worn as a hair clip but could also be worn on the neckline of a dress or jacket.
Each glass stone has been glued to a small filigree clip base in an antique bronze colour. The clip measures 3.5 cm in length and is 2.5 cm in diameter.
Matched bracelets are available to create a vintage styled set.
Handmade with vintage material which holds some evidence of its former life in a deepened patina and minor wear. I think that is what gives vintage items so much charm.