When your home is your castle, the key that unlocks that door should be something special.
Keys to my Castle is a collection of classic, couture, and inspirational key blanks that when ground to your key’s specifications, open the doors to your special places.
Designer Michele Lilley created the line inspired by her grandmother’s collection of enchanted objects. There are dozens of different types, and each key has a whimsical and unique design.
These key blanks can be cut to fit most any lock by a professional locksmith.
You’re handed a pretty little box and you wonder what’s inside? It’s tied with a satin ribbon. You undo the bow, open the lid, and peer inside. You see a key, nestled into the velvet lining of the box.
This is not like any key you’ve ever seen. Does it open the gate to a secret garden? Is it the key to your loved one’s heart or their secret hideaway? Is it the one you purchased for your first home? Does it mean “please move in with me?” There are so many emotions you can tie to a key, but these decorative key blanks are really something unique that will always be a reminder of what the key unlocks!
The three keys in the photo above are just a tiny sample of what’s available on the Keys to My Castle Website.
How to Use:
These key blanks should be cut by a professional locksmith, but there is a wide variety of key types they’ll fit. Look at the description of two major key blanks below, to see yours.
I selected the heart, corset and castle as examples that might convey different meanings, But there is a very large variety including insects, crowns, animals, swords, skulls and much, much more. The keys are nickel plated brass and many are encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
If you’re not quite sure what kind of key you are using, you can go to a locksmith (or a Home Depot-type store) and show them the key. They’ll tell you.
Then it is simple to order the right blank in the design you desire.
The key blanks are heavier than normal keys, so if you are the type of person who carries a jailer’s bunch around with you everywhere, this might be something to note if you want more than one key of this type on your keyring.
Keys are inexpensive, but works of art like Keys to My Castle range from $20 to over $50 depending on the key top and size.
The heart with rhinestones is called the purest heart key blank and it’s $45.00. and would make a romantic gift for a newlywed’s first home or as a gesture of love (the keys to your heart to wear on a chain, and it opens the door to your place, or his place).
A sassy Little French Corset (choose none, or ruby red, purple velvet or fuchsia Swarovski crystals) which would be fun to give a sister or a friend for her new home, or perhaps as a sexy secret to share your kinky side with your special someone.
For a fairytale get The Fairytale Castle Key Blank is also $45.00. We don’t have a photo of our fourth suggested choice, but there are a variety of crown key toppers. Give one to him, to remind him always that he is your special love as Ana did in 50 Shades of Gray with her “Your Love Is King” ringtone. After all, he’s the King of your heart.
A great gift!
This has to be one of the most unusual, sentimental and yet practical gifts we can think of for any occasion. And if you didn’t want to cut a functioning key from the blanks, tie a velvet ribbon through the hole, and you can always wear it as a pendant.