Cello Key Chain (1KC)
Ebony tuning peg from an antique woodwind instrument made into a key chain. There is a good chance that this item was made in Europe and a long time ago, though no way to know. It came from musical instrument repair shops where people, like me, hate to throw something out! Paua abalone, mother-of-pearl, copper from antique piano string windings, brass and nickel. Cows milk finish. There is a brass tube that has been tooled, glued and flared into the hole, so that it should hold up to stress. This handmade item comes with a card that offers some of the story and a list of materials used in the making of the object.