"Hanging Ghosts" Antique Key, Bone Bead and Chain Necklace
"Hanging Ghosts" Antique Key, Bone Bead and Chain Necklace
"Hanging Ghosts" Antique Key, Bone Bead and Chain Necklace
"Hanging Ghosts" Antique Key, Bone Bead and Chain Necklace
"Hanging Ghosts" Antique Key, Bone Bead and Chain Necklace
"Hanging Ghosts" Antique Key, Bone Bead and Chain Necklace

"Hanging Ghosts" Antique Key, Bone Bead and Chain Necklace

Regular price $ 53.00

This 1888 Design is a: 

One of a Kind

Reimagined Components: Beautifully preserved antique skeleton key with a blue-dyed vintage bone bead fitted in the key barrel, tasseled with upcycled brass chain scraps and a beaded chain fragment salvaged from a broken necklace. This one of a kind design hangs from a 22'' braided brass rope chain. 

Components Found in: Brevard NC, Calais VT, Algonquin IL

~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 kickstart 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.

~Claws, Teeth, Bones & Hide~

Across the human story, claws, teeth, bones and other animal remains have traditionally been worn to showcase a variety of things. One’s hunting prowess, social standing, medicinal knowledge, or place of origin could be assessed before a single word was spoken during an interaction. Nowadays, the wearing of these materials has become mostly symbolic. We’d like to think of wearing these materials as a form of respect paid to the animals for their contributions to our world, and serve as a potent reminder of the lessons that each being teaches us.

~Chain~

A chain is strong connection from one thing to another allowing it to be an excellent symbol of unity and connectedness.

 

DISCLAIMER: Any and all animal specimens that we use in our designs are ethically sourced, either found in nature predeceased by natural causes or sourced from an ethical handler. WE NEVER HARM OR KILL ANIMALS FOR THE SAKE OF OUR ART. The purpose of including animal remains in our designs is to honor the animal's being and speak upon the lessons they teach us in life. 

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
-Ali & Nathan