new necklaces from vintage protractors

Naomi Muirhead, "Protractor Necklace (horizontal/vertical)," sterling silver, vintage metal protractor

new necklaces from vintage protractors

A new trio of necklaces has become part of my series of jewelry made from old measuring devices. These vintage metal protractors from Germany were found in a couple of flea markets in Italy, near Florence. One of them was cut in two in order to make 2 separate pieces. The first one can be worn horizontally or vertically. On the back is stamped: DISTANCE IS RELEVANT TO HOW IT IS TRAVELED. The second two have fixed chains. All are made with sterling silver that has been treated with liver of sulfur and rivets are made from 18k gold or sterling silver. The most challenging task was making the frames for the two curved pieces, acquiring the perfect curve to fit in relation to the spaces.

Naomi Muirhead, "Protractor Necklace," 18k gold, sterling silver, vintage metal protractor
Naomi Muirhead, “Protractor Necklace,” 18k gold, sterling silver, vintage metal protractor

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