Photo credits Zeynel Cebeci, GFDL 1.2, httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid=135297
Cast directly from nature, this petite silver twig crowded with seed pods is from a Crimson Bottle Brush tree (Callistemon).
Callistemon is a marriage of two Greek words ‘callis’ meaning beauty and ‘stemon’ meaning stamen, referring to the flowers of the plant
The trees are covered in bright red brush-like flowers in June. They are native to sunnier, warmer countries but this is from my local park in sunny Hastings.
The chain is a pretty Spiga (or Wheat) chain with a lobster catch.