I used steel, brass and, polymer clay.
Step 1: Mount a nail in a drill press
For the collar of the brush, cut a small piece of brass and wrap it around just above the bristles. Solder it in place. Solder brass wire above and below the collar to make it look more believable.
Step 2: Trace and cut
I cut the shape out on my scroll saw and refined the shape with a file. For the inner hole I drilled a hole and used a file to shape it. I’m using 22 gage sheet metal from the Home Improvement store.
Step 3: Drill and mark, mark and drill
Use a center punch to mark the palette and then drill out the holes.