A while back, one of my skeleton key necklaces was chosen as one of the main props in a Marianas Trench music video. You can read about the detail in my
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Each skeleton key necklace I make is totally unique and a work of art unto itself. I use authentic vintage components - each key is hand chosen for it's character. (for example; you can walk into Urban Outfitters or H&M and see a "skeleton key" necklace, but it's a reproduction - not a real vintage key).
And this year, I have a new take on the classic skeleton key necklace. Each authentic vintage key is painstakingly hand foiled in real copper leaf. Leafing (or gilding) is an ancient technique used classic artwork (think ornate wooden frames) and other decorative goods.
I leave parts of the original keys bare because I love the contrast between the old rusty keys and the shiny new copper leaf. Keys will vary in size and shape, each one is a surprise! Do let me now if you prefer a larger (around 2.5" to 3"), or smaller (around 1.5" to 2") size. Simply add a note upon purchase.
All copper leaf keys are hung from a gorgeous warm brass fob detail that matches the vintage style to perfection. You will notice several "gold" leaf keys int he photos below, but please understand this listing is for one COPPER leaf skeleton key necklace.
All of the chain is new and nickel-free. Nickel is a common metal allergy and I make sure all of my creations are nickel free.
The chain will be 32" long in total. With no clasp, simply slip it over your head. I can adjust the length for you if you desire (at no extra charge).
The advantage to having no clasp is that you can wear the necklace looped through in a lariat style with no unsightly clasp showing (see last photo). It's nice to have options!