Monday, January 29, 2007


This bright red carnelian , sometimes also called a button, was probably a hat ornament and maybe 60-100 years old. It has 2 pierced holes at the side for attachement with scallop edges and a carving that looks like a prawn (?) surrounded by a round border.

I bought it from some junk dealer. Thank goodness there are junkyard sales around to feed the collecting instincts of collectors like me who cannot always afford the premium collectibles.

Tied to a silk cord it now has a new life as a choker necklace.

Silk cord and pouch from Helens shop

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