Size: approx. 7″ diameter x approx. .5″ deep
The Key to a Good Night’s Rest was created using a repurposed metal gear, embroidery thread, metal embellishments, a resin rose, and small length of chain.
Most of the story for The Key to a Good Night’s Rest is the same as Mechanical Dreams. When I decided to try to finally use the gears I purchased years ago, I started by sanding and painting two of them. This is the second.
The only real thing to add to the story of this piece is that I wanted to add a very large key hanging from the bottom. I have the key that was / is perfect. The problem is that I couldn’t find a way to attach it. I tried many ways but it didn’t look right. I wanted this piece to hang at [email protected] and, to make that happen, I finally gave up. Sadly, I think the only way to get it to look “right” is to drill a hole in the bottom to hang it from a length of chain. I broke two drill bits while drilling the holes to hang both dreamcatchers (I got impatient and pushed too hard). I loathe the thought of drilling another hole. Even if I did, the hole needs to be slightly sanded and spray painted. That’s a problem since the entire thing is finished. Therefore, I think the key is an idea that will remain just an idea.