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.
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.