The wire is galvanised garden wire that was cleaned and brushed with a brass wire brush to give it a slight gold look.
The link between the wood and the wire is a scrap of leather used here and elsewhere.
The brass was dug up and about to be thrown away, however it looked interesting so ended up in my pocket. I have no idea what it is/was but it was flat when I found it. The main wooden piece is worn and stained from being underground and the grain is pronounced where the wood had started to rot away.
The brass piece holds a very rusty nail. as you can see it has thinned out from rusting away underground. cleaned slightly and held in place by bending the brass plate over it and pinning.
There is a platted leather thong made from cut strips of the original piece of leather holding a piece of wood which when the rot was cleaned off ended up in a most unusual shape.
The finished piece
Like I commented at the beginning this was a whim, no great piece of art but I like it as it uses bits that in their unearthed state are just discarded as rubbish. Maybe its still just rubbish? you decide.
~ Dave ~