Skeleton Key Necklace


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: white bronze, sterling silver
  • Ships worldwide from United States


Skeleton Key Necklace, Double Faced Skull Key in White Bronze or Sterling Silver (Original Design, Made in NYC)

The skull on this key is double-faced so it’s ALWAYS facing out and staring you down. The original key was a Victorian-era cabinet key. It is made here in New York City. Cast in recycled solid white bronze it measures 2.5″ long.This piece comes on a silver plated brass chain in your choice of lengths for the white bronze version. The silver version comes on a thick sterling silver chain. Please choose a length from the menu as you check out.

This is an original Blue Bayer exclusive design.

Anthony and I were alter boys together. We had the 7am mass. We would meet at the bottom of cemetery in the wicked cold, we’d smoke hand rolls and trudge up to the cathedral together. Some of the priests were nice, others not. He was kind of a bad kid I guess but I really liked him. Like many alter boys we kidded around about stealing the gold emerald encrusted chalis and running off to Brazil. We settled for eating the wafers and stealing gulps the holy wine. An old priest arrived for a visit. He spoke only Italian and was really nice to me. He told me my haircut reminded him of the style of the boys in the 1600’s. His eyes were very old. He had a key hidden in his robes that would glint out into view when he sat facing me. I still don’t know how Anthony stole it or what it goes to. Lost track of Anthony. Heard he was in Asia. If you get stopped on the street by a kindly priest with thousand-year-old eyes and he asks you about the key around your neck… You don’t know me.

Is that really Johnny Depp wearing this piece ? Yup.
Johnny Depp likes this piece apparently. I’m not sure how this happened but he got the skull key which I was pretty jazzed about of course. The thing I didn’t know is that he has a tattoo of a skull key on his wrist.

The brick and mortar store/studio in NYC is Blue Atelier 40 Clinton Street NY NY 10009