Reimagined Components: Inner locking mechanism from an antique desk. 16" 3mm Brass Box Chain
1888 Nate's Take: "I looked at her and then looked at the old dresser on the side of the road...she knew in an instant that I had to check it...it was a thing of beauty and served as a wonderful studio desk...it had a life all its own...burn marks, cutaway spaces for tools its previous owner must have created and one locked drawer...I left it locked for sometime imagining all that treasures that might be inside...without the key, there was no way in...so one day I took a metal bit and drilled through the lock...the drawer came towards me slowly and all that was inside was stale air...I missed my imaginings...I missed the mystery...and so I made this necklace out of it and gave the desk away."
~Keys / Locks~
Historically, Keys have been used for everything from winding pocket watches to switching on the first two-way radios! The most common symbolic meaning used for the key is its power to unlock the door to the heart, opportunity or adventure. 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, remind us that the key to life is making sure you have the right tools before approaching opportunity.