'Her heart was a secret garden and the walls very very high'
A rusty old skeleton key lies almost completely concealed on a bed of moss, lichen and heather as if fallen from a torn pocket onto the forest floor one morning. Perhaps this key is from some secret garden, never to be seen again now it's only key has been claimed by the little creatures of the forest floor. This little shadow box locket is made from glass and bronze, a vintage skeleton key from my collection (I was given my collection by the son of a clockmaker who had inherited a great big box of them) and real plants and flowers collected from the Irish countryside. This pendant is hung on a beautiful quality 28 inch long bronze rolo chain. All the findings are nickel-free bronze.