Monday, September 24, 2012

Trash to Treasure

Or in this case from creepy little clown ....


.... 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.
Sometimes.

6 comments:

Enchanted Moments said...

I love it...I hate clowns, in fact it is a phobia, so go ahead...take off the other hand and the head....

Melissa said...

WOW, I don't care much for clowns either,

Gayle said...

You taught me a lesson.........I wouldn't have looked twice at that clown............your necklace
turned out great....love it!

Thel Crowhurst said...

Omgoodness.... lUV IT xxxxxx clever possum xxx Thel

Ro Bruhn said...

You're a marvel Sue, I would never have thought of using the hands this way, now something else to start looking for.

Two Dog Pond said...

Love it! Chopping the hands off creepy clowns is a great way to face your fears. That tiny enameled heart is wonderful.