.... with 'good' hands, to a one-of-a-kind lovely necklace!
Disclaimer : the hand was removed from the clown swiftly, painlessly and without malice. (don't wanna get the Clown Union on my arse!)
I used an old, slightly crusty thimble as a cap for the porcelain hand and added some pearls and crystally bits. The whole thing is suspended from a vintage key. Currently it is strung on a ribbon I stitched out of eucalyptus dyed silk. That may change. The hand itself is just under 4cms from the rim of the thimble to the longest digit.
Which makes that little red heart the tiniest thing I have ever enamelled! I think the piece brings to mind that Shaker saying "Hands to work, Hearts to God". Of course nowadays I would have to amend that to:
"Hands or other appropriate body parts to non-leisure activity, Hearts or whichever organ you associate with deep seated feelings to your chosen deity, spiritual being or personal belief system."
I am nothing if not politically correct.
Anyhoo thought you might like to see the turnaround from thrifted creepy clown to this. At the very least it does prove that I am not one of those crazy hoarders they have in TV shows - I do actually use the stuff I collect from the oppies.