This fall, I was excited to learn my piccolo bracelet was chosen to be included in Art Jewelry Magazine’s online gallery of non-traditional materials! The bracelet is made from the keys of an old silver-plated piccolo. After removing the keys from the instrument, I filled them with small circles of sheet music, then capped the music with resin. The keys were wired to a sterling silver bracelet, along with mother of pearl and blackstone beads. Since I also previously worked at a community music school, Lawrence Academy of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin, the bracelet combined my interest in music education with my passion for creating art with a story!