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Drawer of keys

June 23, 2009 The Collection 3 Comments

I finally have a day to think about my own work.
We first visited the Bygones collection in 2006.
The room was full of metal cabinets and it was a very exciting moment when we opened the drawer full of keys.
The thing that was so exciting for me, was that most of the keys were quite ordinary, used everyday for years.
Folding keys, engraved keys and keys that looked they locked something very heavy and important.
The pencil holders I made since are influenced by the rows of various sized keys, but I still need to do them justice.

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  1. hazel says:

    So it isn't a clock key..it has unlocked something even better and more exciting.

  2. hazel says:

    Hello Liz..
    I love all of the above…especially the tiny one on the left that looks handmade.
    There are others which I think are beautiful..a very long thin one (which I don't think I have a photo of),the folding ones and a wonderful engraved brass clock key.(which inspires me try and engrave again..we had lessons at the RCA but I was never that good)
    Will post some others tonight.

  3. lizmitch says:

    Have you got a favourite?

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