Sunday, February 20, 2011

Key Pendant

Here is a key pendant design I first assembled almost nine years ago . At a time when I had set up shop in a busy little ski town’s storefront window .  Between orders on my list I would work on various design concepts . This one I always remembered the best. The original one at that time was made
to unlock a silver box I constructed with a functioning skeleton key lock .I made the design again as a pendant to share with you here..  I started with flat sheets of silver that I pierced and cut with my saw. After bending , forming and seaming the tube for the key shank I soldered it all together.  Then I set and hand engraved the many challenging angles for the final touch .


Silver Key pendant by Ray o. Hyder

Hand fabricated , Chased and Engraved
74mm x 20mm , sterling silver 11.9 grams total wt.
 Blue Topaz and Amethyst stones