This copper and sterling silver skeleton key is a potent Momento Mori. A Momento Mori is an object meant to inspire reflection on our mortality—this one was inspired by Samhain and the Day of the Dead. A hand cut silver skull rests on a bed of copper, creating a true skeleton key. There are handstamped patterns on the key head, and has been patinated to create an aged look. This piece of jewelry has an uplifting message stamped on the back—“Your Bones Are Stardust” to remind us there is beauty even in death.
This necklace can be sent with a bone white leather cord, or with a silver ballchain; add your choice in the notes at checkout. Skeleton Key is 2.4 inches long (61mm).
All the jewelry from CrowTotemArts is handcrafted in my studio in California and created from designs drawn in my sketchbook. You can follow me on Instagram @Brandys_CrowTotem. Each item is hand made and unique. Gemstones and precious metals can be damaged by exposure to saltwater, household cleaners, or from dropping. The patina (darkened areas) can be altered by some household cleaners and saltwater, so please keep dry. Like all artisan jewelry, please handle with care.