Reimagined Components: Vintage "71 Broad St Providence Rhode Island" key with a vintage sterling silver crushed turquoise flower pendant strung on 24" 4mm Braided Brass rope chain.
Components Found in: El Segundo CA
1888's Take: "Once in a while I'll find a treasure from nearby where I used to live. In this case it was this key which reads "71 broad street in Prov. RI" (a.k.a Providence Rhode Island). I lived near there for 7 years and before I gave in to my wandering nature I thought perhaps that Rhode Island would be my forever home. It came down to a choice, remain in place and always wonder what if...or make a leap of faith and let the cards fall where they may. I will never regret deciding to move 3000 miles across the country but when I find something that reminds me of the only place I've ever felt could be home, I close my eyes and think of the man I would be if I never left. It's good to visit these other versions of yourself from time to time, knowing that there never was a right or wrong decision, only choice and your acceptance of it."
~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 or secrets 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.
It's safe to say that for as long as humans have walked the earth flowers have been given as tokens of love, friendship, affection, intention, accomplishment & sympathy. The beauty of a flower evokes unexpressed thoughts &feelings that can be difficult to find words for. Delicate and often needing careful nurturing to bloom flowering plants can open our hearts to the vulnerable tenderness that so desires brightly colored expression.
For thousands of years, turquoise has been prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility, and immortality. In many Native American cultures, it represents the Great Spirit in the Sky and is often referred to as the Sky Stone. It’s believed that if a crack forms in the stone, it has taken an injury for its wearer.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in one of our designs. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.