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.”

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Questions and Answers

Keys are one of those symbols that speak softly but have much to say. For some, they whisper of mysteries waiting to be unlocked, searching for the right keyhole. For others, they are where one's secrets are coveted and the keeper is the guardian of a great treasure.
What does it mean when you give some a key? Are you bestowing answers, or sending them on a quest?

For me, keys are all the more meaningful the older they are. The wonderment is more amazing and the curiosity deeper.
I have a collection of antique Victorian skeleton keys that date from the late 1800's to the early 1900's, and I am absolutely intrigued by them. Recently it struck me as golden, to pair them with a hoard of seed beads from the same period and I have beaded simple chains for a striking effect.

For your enjoyment and intrigue, may I present Victorian Skeleton Keys, by Mermaiden Creations...

The Magic Three



Antique Allure

6 comments:

stregata said...

I often wonder what it is about keys that fascinates so. When I lived in Berlin, the key to my flat looked just like these...

aquariann said...

Antique keys are quite intriguing! I wonder what the ones on your wondrous necklaces fit and whose hands have held them.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Beautiful, I love old keys!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

So beautiful- what a marvelous idea!

Carousel Dreams said...

Mermaiden, how lucky to have a collection of these beauties - I love what you have created with them x

priti.lisa said...

I am crazy about your work! I can't believe you weren't on my blog roll! I am going to check out your shop now :-)
xox
PS: I got a laugh out of igloo...that descibes my house exactly!