C melody sax key and turquoise necklace
C melody sax key and turquoise necklace
C melody sax key and turquoise necklace
C melody sax key and turquoise necklace
C melody sax key and turquoise necklace
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C melody sax key and turquoise necklace

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This necklace features the G key lever with mother of pearl touchpiece from a 1930s Buescher True-Tone C melody saxophone.  The saxophone had seen better days, and had spent the last forty or so years living in an attic somewhere in Phoenix, Arizona.  It was dented, still had the original factory pads (making the pads about 90 years old!!!), and smelled like vermin lived in it long enough to form their own society.  Since nobody plays on C melody saxophones any more, and the body was so dented, it was time to give this beauty a new lease on life.  It took a full hour to cut the solid brass and shape it into the clasp you see now.  The key is silver-plated, and the stone is a composite of turquoise, bronze, and spiny oyster shell.  The end caps are sterling silver, handmade by me, as is the setting for the stone.  The end cap beads are onyx.  The other beads are dyed cheesewood, cultured freshwater Baroque pearls, gold vermeil, and citrine glass.  The necklace length is 17 inches.  You can wear it either with the clasp in front, to the side for a modern, asymmetrical look, or in back.