Necklace crafted from an actual vintage key, encircled by ten rings made from reworked, salvaged copper electrical wire. Each ring is individually formed and cut with a jewelers saw, then soldered onto the key to move freely. The rings are carefully patinated and worked to create an aged look.
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: 1.75" tall by 1.75 " wide
Chain: Approx. 18"
*These pieces are made with actual vintage objects, not replicas or reproductions*