Combination Lock necklace 

Traditional lock or old lanterns are gradually vanishing in our daily life. Overriding their initial content and usage, they are more often to appear on advertisement or even banknotes used in our everyday life. These cultural totems have also become a means to construct the sense of identity among us.

Eliminating all the ornaments, what is left is only the form. Based on the $50 banknote in Hong Kong, I try to re-imagine the mechanism of the traditional combination lock, which I have never seen it in real life. The process of imagination is concurrently a re-thinking of the values and cultural identity to me.

RECONSTRUCTION OF FAMILIARITY

dimension: 5.5 x 2 x 2cm
necklace length: 14 inch silver
Materials: Brass, Sterling silver necklace
Color options: Raw brass / Rose gold