This piece is an actual antique skeleton key, paired with a hand-wrought oval of salvaged and reworked industrial copper electrical wire. The key is polished in some places, but intentionally left rough and tarnished in others to create contrast. The copper oval is formed, soldered, hammered, textured and then re-heated to create a patina.
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: 4" tall by 1.5" wide
Chain length: 22"
*These pieces are made with actual vintage objects, not replicas or reproductions*