Explorations Into Liminality
“and there came an arm and a hand above the water and met it and caught it, and so shook it thrice and brandished it, and then vanished away the hand with the sword in the water.”

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fairy Tale Secrets To Adorn You

I love really old objects, bits and baubs, relics from past times filled with mystery. The hands that touched them, the secrets they hold.
Keys have their own curiosity, and antique ones have it exponentially. I have the most wonderful stash of skeleton keys from the late Victorian era, anywhere from 1890-1910. They are worn and nicked, tarnished and crusty, even after being cleaned. What treasures!



Elements for a mysterious fairy tale, not quite sure of the ending. Silk roses, a fair auburn-tressed maiden, sparkling jewels, a very old key, and a skull.

12 comments:

Annette said...

You are so talented - it is beautiful.

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Stunning, your creation always have a look of wonder about them!

Medieval Muse said...

I share this fascination! and love what you did with this one. Even the name "skeleton key" sparks the imagination, doesn't it?

Faerie Moon Creations said...

It's lovely and so very romantic! Theresa

aquariann said...

Gorgeous! Skeleton keys fascinate me, too. I'm delighted to hear you have a stash to keep making such amazing creations. :D

stregata said...

So delightful and enchanting, Julie! Love the colours.

Athena's Armoury said...

There's a sense of history in these old objects and your work tells stories with them. Beautiful!

AJ said...

I love what you do with keys! I bought a whole bunch to make jewelry to sell, but then I put almost all of them on a steampunk belly dance belt for myself instead! I'm a greedy little pixie sometimes.

Carousel Dreams said...

Oh treasures indeed - this is just beautiful!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Magical- I LOVE this!

Carousel Dreams said...

I just popped back in to say thankyou so much for my little charm that arrived in the mail last week - I love it! I have featured it on my blog today x

Emerald Window said...

LOVELY little bits. You have a wonderful talent.
Cenya