"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
my guess would be just jewelry... a fancy bracelet. It makes me think of a project someone would do to show off their skill.
I'm fairly certain that it's the top part of one of these: https://imgur.com/gallery/ASDLWeK
It’s the top of an old beaded bag purse. Beaded bag attaches to bottom
Jo is right, it is the expandable top to a coin purse, sort of gathered when closed, and opens up to access contents. Mine was made with soft white leather, beading was also very popular in the same period.
Oil filter replacement tool?
I have an old purse that has a top like this.
I missed the gif my first time through- that is exactly what mine looks like! I thought it was a secret flask at first.
that is kind of unfair, because not all the parts are there.I-)
The easy road often has the poorest scenery, reach for the stars from below the sparrow's nest.
Who are you? Robert Hunter the Second?
The linked gif makes it clear that Jo Staggs-Neel is correct, doesn't it?
Yes. I wasn't trying to hide the answer; I linked to the answer.