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January 2012

Scouting Report:
Exhibit Worthy

 Find historically inspired accessories at local museums and institutions


1. Hipster: This sterling silver ring was modeled after “The Snake Gate” at East Bay Street’s Christopher Gadsden House, named for its former resident who designed the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag used in the Revolutionary War. $120 at Historic Charleston Foundation

2. Basic: Lock in your location—and take your key chain in a worldly direction—with  an antique-inspired brass compass. $9 at Patriots Point

3. Splurge: To create this contemporary take on historical fashion, local Gabrielle Jewelry layered pieces of lace dipped in bronze and gold. A sapphire centers the custom-made piece, which can act as brooch, pendant, or hair clip. $1,290 at Gibbes Museum of Art

4. Exclusive: Remember Charleston’s legendary ironsmith with “The Longest Curl” pendant from the Gould Line’s Philip Simmons Collection. Shaped after a rail post at the “Eagle Nest” at 45 Meeting, it was handcrafted in the Holy City. $74 at the Philip Simmons Foundation

5. Exclusive: Brighten a blazer with Ben Silver buttons die-struck with the South Carolina Historical Society seal. They come in a set of three large and six small buttons. $50 at the South Carolina Historical Society




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photographs (2) by Leann Cannon &amp; (3) by Jenny Williams</p>

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