"Only What is Needed" Contrasting Chain, Antique Key Necklace
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This 1888 Design is a:
One of a Kind
Reimagined Components: This "Terryville Conn. USA" antique Eagle Lock Co. key was strung on a two-tone 22" half 3mm gun-metal plated boxcar chain, and half 3mm braided brass rope chains. A sneaky little addition to make this simple design unique and one of a kind.
Components Found in: Lambertville NJ
~Keys / Locks~
The right key can unlock the door to a lover’s heart, a new and bright opportunity, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, a chest of treasure, a deep and dark secret, or even change time itself by the winding of an old grandfather clock…
Historically, Companies like PF Corbin (known for their beautifully engraved “Carded keys”) or the Tower company (1865 founder John Tower) who was responsible for the first metal handcuff, can serve as a reminder that there is beauty in having the key to free ourselves…but taking the first step through the door is entirely up to you…one key, one lock…but what’s on the other side of the door is infinite possibility.
During my time in Nashville, I lived in a brick building that had a balcony overlooking a field. One morning while drinking my coffee I stood on the balcony and stared at all the field mice darting from one bush to another. I recall narrowing in on one mouse in particular thinking about how it was just living its little mouse life when suddenly an eagle diving from a nearby tree with unbelievable speed seemed to tackle the mouse! The eagle rolled, and the mouse spun with it while being trapped in its talons. The eagle then flapped its wings just twice hard and was back in the air. I watched it glide gracefully on the morning breeze and land back on the same branch it had launched from. I watched as it ate its breakfast and was reminded of life's uncertainty and that everything can change without warning. But I was also proud of the eagle for showing me how to survive, how to take only what is needed and not prolong suffering. It was over in an instant and life went on… The Eagle on ancient Roman coins was a symbol of strength, courage, and immortality. They called it Aquila and it was believed to be the King of the birds.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.