Reimagined Components: Hand-wrapped pink Picture Jasper and vintage gold-tone "Depth 1" key with sugar bag charm strung on a 22'' brass box car chain.
1888's Take: How sweet it could be to be a kid again... to play all day under a bright summer sun, to have no bigger fear than missing out on a chance to flag down the ice-cream truck just after mom's home cooked meal. There was a time when we once knew no separation, no war or hate. We just, were. Going about our day with thoughts of entering magic portals and riding mythical creatures rather than having the space in our head be filled with judgement, revenge, rage. How sweet it would be to turn the off switch with a magic key and come back to a time of nothing but happiness, harmony and a little extra candy.
A stone of physical strength & energy. This micro quartz, a hexagonal form of Chalcedony comes in many colors & patterns, making it one of the most versatile stones used in jewelry. Besides its energetic qualities, Jasper’s incredibly varied colors, patterns and wide-ranging use reminds me that we all bleed the same color red, feel love and pursue our passions.
An element that brings us back to our childhood, though no one ever grows too old for... Sugar is resembled as the sweetness in life, the innocent craving of a little more fun, a little more laughter, a little more bliss.
~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 one of our designs. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.