Vintage Skeleton Keys are little lost secrets. They're artifacts from a life we cannot see into, but a life we can imagine. It's what makes skeleton keys so intriguing and enduring. I've been obsessed with them since I was a little girl and my Grandmother first showed me her ring of skeleton keys. One skeleton key unlocked her cedar wardrobe, where garments, coats and hats, too fancy for a regular old closet resided.
This 14k Gold (fill) necklace features 3 vintage patinated keys in stark contrast with the 14k Gold (fill) wire woven between them. These are authentic, antique keys. This is also an Exoskeleton, since the keys are the structure (my inner nerd is showing! It's so punny!)
The longest key is 2 1/4" long. All together, the pendant is 3" across. The 14k Gold (Fill) Chain is 20" long with a hand fabricated clasp. All Pieces are hand woven and bench made by me, Margaret Aden, in my Arizona Studio.