Saturday, May 28, 2011

butterfly key

This is a silver master of one of our newest pieces. It will be slightly smaller (since the molding process shrinks the final piece about 5%) and cast in pewter. We will cast a few in bronze for the show and a couple for my personal collection. One of the best things about this key is that there is a hole drilled through the bottom part, to hang crystals, or to use as a link.



Here's a shot of the other side. I'm looking forward to stringing up a bracelet with this! Or a necklace featuring a collection that includes Andrew's skull key and a skeleton key from our line. I love the look of antique keys, there's something about the shape that's bone-like and botanical all at once. The mystery of keys is universal, it sparks curiosity as one always wonders what the key unlocks. I think this one opens a tiny red door, a meadow of blue poppies and black butterflies just beyond the threshold.

10 comments:

Lorelei Eurto said...

Very cool! Great that it can be used as a link- which is one of my favorite jewelry components. maybe i can snag one at the show. :)

Alice said...

I love it!! This is something I see becoming an heirloom to pass down generation to generation. Lovely!

Janet said...

A wonderful thing! Will they be in the Shop?

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Beautiful!

Shirley said...

That is truly lovely. Jealous of the folks at the show getting first shot at it.

Gina Chalfant said...

Covet! I love it.

My Life Under the Bus said...

So pretty! Keys are always so magical!

Andrew Thornton said...

This is a beauty! Love it!

Gaea said...

Wow.

Shaiha said...

I so totally in love with that key.