Vintage Skeleton Keys are little lost secrets. They are 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. My grandmother had been a Milner and seamstress on 5th Ave in New York City before going to work for Ma Bell. The clothes were immaculately hung and sewn, by my grandmother of course. Another skeleton key unlocked her jewelry box, where sparkling treasures, both costume and real, abound from her life in NYC during the Roaring Twenties, The Great Depression and then World War II America. Oh the places those keys would take a runt of a girl wearing her favorite purple shorts and embroidered top.
This Woven Skeleton Key Cuff is edgy juxtaposing Vintage Skeleton Keys and a very minimalist design. I have a variety of keys to use in this style of cuff to include painted uncut vintage keys like the ones shown, rusty (but sealed) keys, darkly oxidized, bright stainless steel and brass. There are high style keys, Art Deco style, and more subdued keys from which to choose. Once you purchase the style of cuff, I'll email you and we will quickly decide on the particulars for your cuff, after which I will hand craft it just for you.
Shown in the photo is an Oxidized Fine Silver Woven Cuff with two Painted Vintage Skeleton Keys Woven with Fine Silver.