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When One Door Closes ... by luthien27 When One Door Closes ... by luthien27
“… another opens“
But when all the doors are closed … well … use the damn key!

This piece was totally impromptu. I was mulling over a commission but I just couldn’t reconcile the elements on that and was a bit frustrated. So I started to make a birdhouse out of a piece of scrap copper just to get my mind off the commission for a bit. As always, the mind wandered and I found myself thinking of the quote “when one door closes, another opens”. I said to myself, well, at the moment, ALL the bloody doors are closed on that commission piece, that’s for sure! So what do I do? That’s when my silly mind answered, “use a damn key!”. I laughed out loud. And then I thought … that’s frickin’ funny!! :)

This piece is an assemblage of repurpose copper, 16/18/24g brass wires augmented by fire, annealed steel wire, a pair of wings finding, antiqued brass chains, old gears, lace, repurpose fabric, clay, paint, paper, resin, an old barrel key, Variscite beads, a piece of Green Turquoise and quite a bit of impromptu brain activity.

*This necklace wears best between 16 and 17 inches round the neck, but the chain is long enough to go to 20 inches.

*The pendant is 5.5 inches from bail to end of chain, and 1.5 inches from wing to wing

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:iconyvainescarlet:
YvaineScarlet Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome message!
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:iconluthien27:
luthien27 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL!! glad you liked it!!
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is awesome! Love the idea and the wonderful detail. You have such a great style :)
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:iconluthien27:
luthien27 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you so much! glad you liked the idea too ;)
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:iconrandomsketchfactory:
randomsketchfactory Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
And if this spare key doesn't work, just break open a window :P
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:iconluthien27:
luthien27 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
hahaha!!! that too could be a solution!! :)
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:iconangeloflight0925:
Angeloflight0925 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. Sadly, most of us give up after seeing the closed door AND NO FREAKING KEY
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:iconluthien27:
luthien27 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
yea ... you're right... tho all they have to do is just to seek the key within themselves
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:iconhazel-eyez-raine:
hazel-eyez-raine Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
, “use a damn key!”. :D Made me laugh
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:iconluthien27:
luthien27 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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