earliest documentation for a diary is in the mid 1500s,
but it didnt see its heyday until the 1700s. The
growing literacy rates, the availability of cheaper paper and
a heightened awareness of the self seem to be the
main factors explaining the rise of diary-keeping.
diary accounts are a window to the past. Mostly handwritten,
diaries recorded the events of the day in order of date. There
are many famous diaries, but most of us know about the one written
by Anne Frank (circa 1944) who wrote of her familys life
in hiding during WW11, and to this day, has been a well-read
account of the horrors of war.
the author to meditate regularly on personal triumphs and failings,
give thanks for marriages and births and seek consolation for
illness and death. Whether logging the days events, writing
about love or the loss of it, voicing political opinions or documenting
secret thoughts, the diary remains the ultimate key to the secrets
of the heart.
Keyed Up is a series
documenting the use of keys in history. The Key of Secrets is
the first in the series focusing on the locked diary. A key is
comprised of three different parts, the bow (the portion of the
key that is held as it enters the lock), the shaft (the portion
of the key that enters the lock), and the bit (the tooth that
sticks out alongside the shaft that opens the lock).
A Peyote stitch
bezel encircles a trillion-shaped CZ, forming the bow of this
beautiful key. CZs set into fine metal settings, pearls and seed
beads complete the embellishing and bail of the key. Set CZs
line up in a channel of Peyote stitch creating the shaft ending
with a Peyote Stitch bezel around a pearl. The bit completes
the look using set CZs and seed beads. The necklace portion of
this design uses a chain making technique to create an elegant
chain for The Key Of Secrets.
Note: The key measures 2.75"
long and 3/4" wide at the widest point
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced
This is a 1-day