The pieces in this series are actual antique skeleton keys, wrapped with re-purposed braided industrial copper electrical wire. The wire wrapping is reminiscent of a sea creature taking down a ship. The keys and wire are polished in some places, but intentionally left rough and tarnished in others to create contrast.
The use of industrial metals and alternative components is my way of challenging the concept of fine jewelry and what are considered proper materials.
The design, materials and processes used are intended to create a contemporary finished piece that has a sense of mystery and antiquity. I invite you to let your imagination run free and create your own story with these unique pieces.
Centerpiece: approx. 5” tall by 1.5” wide.
Chain: approx. 18”
*These pieces are made with actual vintage objects, not replicas or reproductions*