Art-n-facts: "The Lucky Eye Wish" 1888 Design Necklace
Reimagined Components: Real handcuff key and ace of spades playing card. On 26" Brass Curb Chain 4mm.
1888's Take: "Keeping an ace up your sleeve isn't enough, you've got to first set yourself free from whatever constraints that are stopping you from using it."
~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. 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.
A symbol of give and take, you’re either wearing them or putting them on in this life. There can be lessons to either position. I know that I have learned a lot in positions of relinquished control…metaphorically speaking of course…but the taking of control can also be empowering. In truth, it’s not so much about which role you play, but whether or not you’ve obtained that pure but ever so rare type of trust with a partner.
~Ace of Spades~
It's been said that those who identify with this card are able to detect truth and dishonesty better than most. A handy trick if you happen to be a gambler. Those who associate with this symbol are also known to have a stronger drive for success than normal, in both matters of the heart and the wallet.
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