Laura Flook

One of A Kind ~ Hand-of-Valediction Clip #2

The Hand-of-Valediction i designed was greatly inspired by the brass spring hand clips used to secure large mass cards I would make use of at the funeral home chapels I worked.  Therefore, I personally associate the hands with 'mourning' - which resulted in my formal designation of the hands I created as those of Valediction - expressing the parting or farewell of someONE or SOMethING..        A lost family member, friend, love, human or animal companion..Or a concept itself. a farewell to one way of life (disease, addiction, depression, fear, silence or isolation) and the welcoming of another (tranquility, happiness, marriage (OR independence), sobriety, understanding... a new state of mind and or way of life)..            Old Fashioned and Traditional symbolism house a broad variety of significance in relation to hands ... Many of which draw upon similar themes ..- In the END, however, SYMBolism is a PERSONAL CONNECtion and Only YOU can decide what something means to YOU. 
  • This three-dimensional hand is cast in solid brass and uniquely oxidized 

  • pleated grosgrain,  silk-velvet and passimentarie are cut and stitched together by hand with silk thread

  • The patented No-Slip clip has a needle-sharp center pin, designed to grip tightly, without fraying your garment
  • This clip is meant to be hung vertically (as shown) and can be clipped onto basically any kind of porous textile.. leather, wool, canvas, etc..
  • at 8 ounces, this pin does have some weight to it and is best secured to a sturdy material-like a coat lapel, collar, belt or strap.   

• All orders are neatly packaged with brown paper and black ribbon, including an oval-esque hand-written thank-you card tied on with autopsy ligature. 

 If this order is a GIFT for someone, I will happily leave the card blank for you to personalize-PLEASE just indicate as much on the "Notes to Merchant" section during the Checkout Process. 

 •5% of all Proceeds will be Donated to The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (Formerly N.A.R.S.A.D.) to Help Fund Research for the Treatment and Prevention of Serious Mental Illness, such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective & Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression and Autism.


How YOUr PURchase ALso HELps..

At least 5% of All Purchase Proceeds are Annually Donated to The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. 100% of this donation will be used to fund NARSAD ( National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) Grants that Focus on Research and Development into the Prevention and Treatment of Serious Mental Illnesses and Conditions, such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective & Bipolar Disorders, Major Depression and Autism.