Reimagined Components: A vintage silver-tone flying Eagle charm meets a vintage brass Made in USA Star Yale key and a feather backer, all strung on a 23'' 3mm braided brass rope chain.
Components Found in: Quartzsite AZ & Carrizozo NM
During my time in Nashville I lived in a red brick building that had a balcony that overlooked a field which as of late hadn’t been touched by industry…I drank my coffee and starred off watching the field mice dart from one bush to another. I recall narrowing in on one particular mouse thinking about how it was just living its little mouse life, when a great eagle dove with unbelievable speed out of the tallest tree surrounding the field and tackled the mouse…The eagle rolled once on the ground, the mouse spinning with the bird, while trapped in its talons. The eagle flapped twice hard and was back in the air. I watched as it glided gracefully over the summer breeze and landed back in the same branch from where it had launched its stealthy attack. I watched as it ate its breakfast and was reminded of the uncertainty of life and that without warning, everything can change. 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…
~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.
Mother always said that if you find a feather it’s a symbol that you are on your true path, that you should pick it up and keep it for luck on your journey. Feathers have commonly 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.
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