Reimagined Components: Upcycled cocktail necklace pendant feather and Antique Ford Cars Key strung on 26" Black leather.
1888's Take: "It's action that plants the seed of creation, but creation that sparks action. First create the thought then take the action. Action will lead to another thought furthering even more action. Our existence here will always be a dualism. Embrace the leap frogging aspect of all things and the only true constant there is...change."
Few things turn our heads faster than the rev of a powerful engine or the site of James Dean against his 1953 MG TD sports car or his 1955 Triumph TigerT110 650 cc motorcycle. A car can say a lot and its paired key a small representation of who you are. Keys are incredible symbols of opportunity and dreams while Auto keys specifically can really dig into your desires.
My Mother always said that if you find a feather it’s a symbol that you are on your true path, you should pick it up & keep it for luck on your journey. Commonly has represented everything from the center of the cosmos to luck. Used in countless cultures around the globe for rituals, ceremonies, as a status symbol or even a plain ol' writing tool the feather can also be a symbol of versatility. The Navajo Indians used hawk and eagle feathers to make their “Headdress of feathers”. Only warriors who had displayed extraordinary bravery were allowed to wear it. In the stories created by our jewelry, 1888's feathers represent freedom & the need to soar towards passion.Oh, & a little good luck never hurts.
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.