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By: Matt Hickman on Nov. 29, 2011, 6:58 a.m.
necklace made of hand-painted, salvaged hardwoods

Photo: Poketo

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Merit Badge Necklace

For your mom Claire, whose funky taste in jewelry hasn’t extended yet into salvaged hardwoods: Handmade in Brooklyn by Fort Standard, this updated eco-friendly take on traditional wooden merit badges is a brilliant gift idea for the fashion-forward lady in your life who deserve a bit of recognition (and we’re not talking about in the archery or orienteering departments). Made from salvaged hardwoods, each handpainted Merit Badge Necklace is one-of-a-kind, just like its recipient. $70.