Jessica discovered personal ephemera celebrating the 21st birthday party in 1941 of a lady called Gladys’ hidden away from harm in the pocket of a worn, leather vintage suitcase. Birthday cards, evocative photographs, letters, even her father’s birthday speech lay waiting patiently for Jessica to seek inspiration from and in turn reignite the living memory of Gladys.
JdL's Handcuff pieces represent Gladys coming of age and welcoming into adulthood.
Feather Key Brooch with suspending Hand stamped Wax seal.
Silver, plated 18ct rose or yellow gold Hand stamped Handcuff Wax Seal hanging from a beautiful feather key brooch. Emeralds grain set within the handcuff seal and a claw set Garnet in the key.
The beauty of this piece is each wax seal is individually hand stamped therefore meaning that no two will ever look the same.I have adopted elements of acrostic jewellery within this collection in order to conceal hidden messages within the pieces. The stones within this collection therefore spell LOVE.
L - Lapis Lazuli
O - Fire Opal.
V - Vermeil/Garnet
E - Emerald (pictured)
Please note ~ each piece is lovingly hand made to order, therefore a delivery time of two weeks is estimated.
All pieces come beautifully packaged in JdL signature vintage style packaging.
~ Approx height of the decorative key: 20mm
~ Approx width of the decorative key: 52mm
~ Width of the wax seal with scroll top: 20mm
~ Height of the wax seal with scroll top: 27mm
Plated 18ct rose or yellow gold.(please specify choice when you order)
Alternatively, polished silver and oxidised silver is also available, please enquire if interested