50X40X30mm ︎
50X40X30mm ︎︎︎︎︎︎
brass, 18K gold

While visiting NYC, I found a key. Engraved on it was a simple message: "Do not duplicate".  I immediately fell in love with both the statement and the simple style of the key.  So I planned to incorporate this experience into my work keeping the message alive.

Thinking about how to illustrate the love to the message, the famous heart pendants of Tiffany/NYC came to mind. I used existing elements to create a new pendant. Is the new pendant unique enough, the idea strong enough, to consider it a new creation? To me this represents the thin line between inspiration and being just a copycat.