Large Belladonna Key- Secret Garden
For some reason I have always been fascinated with keys. When I was a kid, every time we would travel somewhere special, I would always try to " borrow" a key from that place. That key would be the magical item I would need to open the door to those good memories in the future. A little like a tool for time travelling down memory lane.
We also used to travel a lot and every time we changed houses I would "borrow" forever one key, usually the one from my own bedroom.
Keys have powerful symbolisms, stories and myths associated with them. Keys can let you or someone else, in or out. Protect you. Lock or unlock physical objects like diaries, rooms, your home but also memories, feelings, emotions...
In a lot of fairy tales there is always one secret room that needs a special key to open it. Sometimes what it opens is good and sometimes it's terrifying (like the Bluebeard French folktale) but the person who holds the key makes the choice.
Belladonna has a special place in my heart and felt it was the right flower to pair with this key.
I have a vivid memory of seeing the key on the Secret Garden movie and thinking I want to own one just like that. In my mind this key was special as it would be a catalyst that would change Mary forever. I used the same part of that key that goes inside the lock for this little design :-)
Dimensions: 53 mm x 30mm
Material: Sterling Silver
The piece is cast and then assembled again by me so some slight differences may appear and are part of the process of being handmade. It's what makes the piece unique.
This listing is made to order and takes me about 4-6 weeks to make it and due to the pandemic situation sometimes more.
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This piece will be Hallmarked officially by the INCM here in Portugal.
The patina may change over time and that is perfectly normal.
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