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Nautical Baby Rattle

hand crafted nautical baby rattle with sea shell end and twisted handle in sterling silver
My best friend had a baby this year and I surprised her with a handcrafted sterling silver rattle using one of my favorite sea shell castings as the bottom end. I forged the handle and twisted it to match the whorls of the oyster drill shell. custom silver baby rattle by hkm jewelryI created an elliptical vessel for the top end and hand pierced a compass rose pattern at its base to allow for a jingle sound when the rattle was shaken.
custom silver baby rattle with oyster drill snail shell by hkm jewelry
The ellipse is lined with twisted wire and filled with stainless steal shot beads.  A true labor of love for little Harper.