"Nothing worth doing is without risk." 1888 Design Necklace
Regular priceSale price
This 1888 Design is a:
One of a Kind
Reimagined Components: Antique Delco "made in USA" Remy key, sterling silver garnet pendant, antique button crown bead and salvaged bolo ends strung on brown leather. 25" to the key and 35" total length.
1888's Take: It's so easy to continue doing that which you have already been doing. Of course it's easy to stay the same. You don't need to change anything, you risk nothing and you gain nothing. It's true things won't always turn out the way you thought they might but, you will be stronger and understand your purpose more. Ask yourself, do you feel satisfied living the rest of your days exactly as you are in this moment. If I had to guess not one of you answered in the affirmative. Nothing worth doing is without risk. So I ask you to sit quietly in a room and practice observing without judgement. In the space between your thinking and that space of non judgement you will gain the answer to what you want. Point yourself in that direction and take the first step."
Also known as dragons heart, this deep red and sturdy stone is commonly associated with creativity, sensuality & Strength.Garnet represents the primordial fire, the creation of the world out of chaos, purification & love but we prepared it is also the stone of strong, intense feeling.
There are documented cases of Native American men wearing bandanas around their neck, held together by earthen objects like Shells in the 1930s. However, other sources give an Arizona silversmith the credit with devising the bolo tie after being praised on the tie from hat strings around his neck.
Buttons are filled with historic symbolism. From the beautiful mother of pearl buttons made in the 1940's by the Lucky Day Co., to those still being pulled from the earth having fallen from the uniforms of Confederate & Union Civil War soldiers alike. Wearing buttons as jewelry may have a more practical history. Perhaps, it was just a smart thing to do should one lose a button from their jacket. One could then find cause to wear a button as a symbol of preparedness, protection & backup...
~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.
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.