A very specialized finding, for a very special item! This finding is expressly designed to hold the Swarovski Designer Series Yoko Ono Key and Key to the Forest. This size holds the 50 mm size key. To insert the key, open the bail slightly, turn the key sideways to the loop, and slide it into place. Rotate the key so that it aligns with the bail, and gently squeeze the bail closed. This is not intended to be reopened and the key swapped in and out repeatedly. If you do this, the metal will fatigue and break. The bail loop is 5 x 8 mm - so will take a good sized chain or cord. Would make an awesome graduation gift - or for any special occasion that is the hallmark of a rite of passage. Swarovski Key not included, but you knew that. ;-) Lead, nickel and cadmium free.
Yoko Ono for Swarovski. An intrepid artist since the 60's with a reputation built on the counter culture, Ono may not seem like an obvious match for Swarovski - the musician/filmaker/performance artist/activist/writer with the world famous maker of exquisite gleaming crystal - but in truth - the common element is 'multi-faceted.'
At first - the key seems like a simple symbol - on a footing with hearts and horseshoes - but in fact, the key is an intensely personal symbol for everyone - unlocking a different meaning for every different person. Ono describes it as 'a key that unlocks the door to the forest - with it's secrets; to the sky - with it's peacefulness; and to the universe, with it's infinity.'
These crystal keys are a triumph of Swarovski's mastery of their medium. The complex - yet simple and subtle form - is a tour de force of the process of shaping crystal. The execution is unparalled. The dynamic tension of crystal vs strength - causes us to pause and imagine what doors we can unlock.
Lead-free. Nickel-free. Made in Israel. 24mm x 26mm By the each.