So I really wanted a silver, or even silver-plated brush (I like silver, what can I say ), but was not willing to spend 100 bucks on one (bit of a cheapskate as well ). So I stared looking for other items that could be turned into a handle... ... enters the Salt Shaker Since is had two parts to it, I decided to make two brushes. Chinese Silver tip And Whipdog's Synthetic I use the synthetic for traveling and the badger has become my favorite brush. What do you guys think? Should I stop messing around and get me an artisans brush?