Old keys, especially skeleton keys, have always intrigued me. It all started in high school (6 years ago, ha!), when I found my first one. Last year, I gave a special antique key to my Mother. Together, we found it at the Portobello Road Antique Market in London. Immediately, right there on the streets of London, I created a necklace. Mother was so thrilled about wearing that antique key, that I was inspired to share with more people.
Now I present my passion through KEY J designs.
Keys remind me to be open to new ideas, exciting adventures, and creative experiences. Keys signify importance, revelation, and understanding. It can be the key passage to your dreams and goals…
After starting with keys, other vintage and antique components began inspiring me. Now I create my own style of Steampunk (you are fascinated by Steampunk, you just may not know it yet) combining vintage clock gears and watch movements. My Steampunk is designed for everyday wear and most is kinetic.
I remain committed to using only vintage and antique metal components and true gemstones. No cheap charms or plastics here. The chains and findings are made from new leather and metals.
Who knows where my journey will lead, from keys to gears to… you. Come join the journey. And remember, “All who wander are not lost.” (J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings)
For you, I wish you many exciting adventures & countless treasures.
– Jeannette Teel, KEY J
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