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The story behind my coffin key pendants

The story behind my coffin key pendants

Years ago, living in New York City, I made my way to Canal Street with a dear friend. Back then (ah, the good ol’ days) the city still had these hole-in-the-wall shops; gritty and mysterious. Many of the shops were large with high ceilings and row after row of shelves that went up beyond what a customer, even the tall ones, could reach. The shelves usually had nondescript cardboard boxes running along them.

My friend and I were pulling out boxes and peering down into them. One box was full of coffin locks and keys. I was mesmerized. I pulled one out for purchase and my friend firmly told me I really ought to put that back seeing as how that is probably just the sort of thing I might receive as a Christmas gift. Wink, wink. I put it back and behold, Christmas brought a coffin lock and key!


Once I started learning how to cast jewelry I decided that the coffin key was exactly the sort of thing I’d like to make.

 

Shop button for coffin key necklace

 

The story behind KBeau jewelry's bronze coffin key necklace

 

 



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