Your entrée to the King's greenhouse of the long-sought Castle in the Sky.... a unique vintage skeleton key serves as a centerpiece as well as a closure on this chunky choker of green chalcedony (sometimes called "green onyx") along with a repurposed vintage gold tone brooch with a leaf motif and a big emerald green rhinestone. Two faceted blue topaz rondelles help anchor the necklace and a repurposed piece of a vintage tie tack serves as a toggle with the key. Wear this piece in whatever location you like, and it looks amazing layered! See pictures for ideas - I like it with the brooch and key off center, as modeled in the solo picture. Vintage layering necklace is part of my personal collection and shown for inspiration only.
Vintage/antique key is solid steel. It's pretty much indestructible. :) Vintage brooch is in very good condition though, being vintage, may show wear befitting its age. Pin back has been removed and filed smooth.
My dear clients of yore might recognize my ongoing Castles in the Sky series. I just cannot help but revisit it!
Brooch and key hand wrapped with 14k/20 gold fill.
One of a kind.
Length: ~ 16 inches / 41cm (with those chunky beads, please keep in mind this is truly a choker!)
Drop of key: ~ 2.25 inches / 6cm
This special necklace will arrive beautifully packaged and ready for gift-giving (even if the gift is to yourself!).
All excely jewelry designs feature ACTUAL VINTAGE components at least and usually considerably over 20 years old and all items are handmade by me. All designs are one of a kind or very limited.
Previous pieces in the Castles in the Sky series:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18113812http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10492478http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24792245