As I seem to be in an appreciative mood of olden days (thinking of the William Morris table in the previous post), this is a project of mine that's another reminder of time gone by.
A few years ago I became interested in translating found and natural objects into paper filigree; my mission was to make them as realistic as possible. Mostly I replicated plants, but then tried my hand at quilling an ornate key, inspired by one that fits an antique Victrola.
From there I went on to create a few more and put them on a ring, which I also made of paper.
Ring of Keys is one of the pieces that was on display in my show last summer at the Brandywine River Museum. I exhibited it at the annual convention of the North American Quilling Guild too.