"Bathing in Light" 1888 Design Necklace
"Bathing in Light" 1888 Design Necklace
"Bathing in Light" 1888 Design Necklace
"Bathing in Light" 1888 Design Necklace
"Bathing in Light" 1888 Design Necklace

"Bathing in Light" 1888 Design Necklace

Regular price $ 48.00

This 1888 Design is a: 

One of a Kind

Reimagined Components: A found sterling silver pendant tag which had been hand-stamped with various stamp designs to create the scenery of a lightning storm overlooking pine trees and mountains (original artist unknown). The tag overlays an antique skeleton key and hangs on a 22'' 6mm stainless steel curb chain. 

Components Found in: Bethel VT & Quechee VT

~Lightning Bolt~

“The sharp crackle and hiss of a lightning strike, and the great rumble and overtaking boom of its proceeding thunder holds a special place in my heart…I remember hiding from an August storm in an old metal drainage tube with my first love when we were just kids, watching the bluish-purple and hot white bolts of lightning slam down into the earth…. counting the seconds between the flash and the drawn-out rumble of its thunder…this would tell us how far away the storm was…at first, there was about 3 seconds between strike and sound, meaning the storm about was about three miles away…the shorter the space between the bolt and crash, the closer it was! Eventually, it was right on top of us…the rain pelting the metal pipe that we were hiding in with a frantic excitement…my heart beat fast and hard and I felt like I could feel a rushing pulse in her hands as we clasped tightly to each other. Eventually, the storm passed and I walked her home…giving her what I would find out later was her very first kiss, then I said goodnight and walked home over the wet grass.”

~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.

 

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. 

 

1888 Design
Upcycled Jewelry
Vintage // Antique // Reimagined
-Nathan & Ali