Monday, August 31, 2009

UNLOCKED



Nothing fancy here, but then again I usually don't prefer fancy jewelry. I had meaning to use some of my grandmother's old buttons, of which I have oodles, and put it together with an old key from my personal collection.. In the last house we owned I found a LOT of these keys. I love how the are so perfectly aged , and so mysterious....what were they all meant to unlock?!!

sterling silver chain, antique button and key, pc of rough citrine, lemon smokey quartz faceted briolettes.....oxidized....available on etsy.

16 comments:

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Simply fantastic! It looks like there's such a story behind the components. Congrats on getting in Sept Bead Trends as well - I need to get my hands on a copy to see what beautiful things are there this month!

Cindy said...

Sharon
This necklace has such a nice simplicity to it...one that could be worn with just about everything. I like that you used your Grandmother's vintage button and that citrine nugget is really pretty.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Miss S,

This is a wonderful piece. Just perfact for fall and winter sweaters!!! How beautiful with a nice thick solf wool sweater!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

stregata said...

Gorgeous, Sharon. This is a "wear-it-with-everything" necklace! Glad that you haven't given up this side of your creativity - I was missing your jewellery a bit!

lilibulle said...

simple but effective! This key looks like a locker room key or a safe key .. In any case this little necklace makes us travel ... congratulations sharon!

Mari Aparicio said...

Me gusta mucho!!! Una pieza que puedes usar con todo y que perdura el tiempo y la moda. Me encantan las llaves en las piezas de joyeria!!

SummersStudio said...

The simplicity of your pieces always come out perfectly balanced. I love that this piece bounces between silver/steel colour and the clear of the stones it lets the button stand out with its bright white. I am rambling. I love this piece.

Joella said...

Simply Beautiful:)

TesoriTrovati said...

A key! You know I am a sucker for anything with a key on it...I love that it was once something so utilitarian and now it is art!
And hooray for Bead Trends! This month is definitely one of my favorites but only because I am so proud of my little girl. :-)
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Narrative jewelry said...

Pretty necklace, so pure, with this beautiful soft gunmetal oxyidized color.

As Stregata, i was missing your jewelry.

xoxo

lilylovekin said...

What a great idea for the old keys. I have a collection of them also and have always wondered what they unlocked, what was behind the doors?

Silver Parrot said...

Very simple, but incredibly effective. I particularly like the chain you used.

sharon said...

Hi everyone, and thank you so much for your sweetness today! I have been missing jewelry too, but wish I could split myself in two!! Today was hectic with work and appointments, hopefully the pace will slow down a little. Again, thanks for always visiting, I really appreciate it!

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

I love the simplistic style and the light with the dark. That's really neat that you used a key from your old house.

icandy... said...

Sharon,
Your work is amazing...I love that link necklace with the key!
Happy day,
Christina

Beth Anderson said...

Sweet simplicity Sharon!

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