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{ skeleton keys } November 14, 2009

 

Remember the joy when you received your 1st set of keys to the house as you turn of age? Or the excitement on the vast possibilities and future jubilation when you turn the keys to your new home? Or sweet nostalgia as you handled the keys to a very special box where memories and precious things are kept? Keys mean so much…a place of security, a home you call your own, or something you want to keep secret and only you would know and understand what the contents mean to you.

 

These skeleton key necklaces are a continuation of my obsession with them – their simple beauty, or for some, their extremely intricate details. Popular in the late 1800s, these keys conjure images of vintage furniture, classical homes, Gothic churches and antiqued chests. The possibilities of imagination are endless when the old (the key necklaces) and the new (your outfit) co-exist in fashion and style.

 

If you love key necklaces, check out : {keys of inspiration ~ part II }

 

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NA0239 - trio of keys necklace

 

{ keyed up about the medieval times } May 19, 2009

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Castles always held an attraction for me. Those locked doors, hidden corridors that magically led from 1 room to another. Chambers that throbbed with stories of their own. I’ve always wanted to visit a castle to explore its narrow stairwells and broad courtyards, listening to whispers of its past life.

 

I was looking forward to Castle Sant’Angelo, which is right outside the Vatican City, across the Tiber from Rome. Sadly, the doors were closed on that fateful day when I arrived due to an annual meeting. Yes, castles have annual meetings. And yes, this is the one featured in the movie, ‘Angels & Demons’ (which all the more spurred this entry after watching the movie over the weekend).

 

All I managed to snap pictures of, was the beautiful bridge that leads to this medieval castle and fortress. The other picture has one of my favorite stone angels in the foreground (there were many lining the whole stretch of the bridge! So I had to choose one.). Sharing these inspirations…

 

Castle Sant'AngeloStone Angel Sculpture along the bridge leading to Castle Sant'Angelo

 

To unlock those heavy doors are similarly ornate keys. These key necklaces mimic those from the medieval times, when ironwork was intricate and blacksmiths worked hard with their tools and wrought iron to cast castles with that flavor so rarely seen in present times. And of course, who can forget crowns right?

 

EA0144 - unlock my heart earrings

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NA0220 - king of my heart necklaceNA0186 - a silver ornate key necklaceNA0219 - medieval crown and key necklace

 

 
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