“The thing about kindness is that it isn’t a spectator sport.”
I love the quaintness of repurposed things: an old chest/trunk as a coffee table, your grandmother’s favorite tea cup as a planter, old castle door as a dinning table top. There’s such an eccentric charm that I can’t get over, and this is one of the things that won my heart with The Giving Keys.
The Giving Keys is a Los Angeles based jewelry company founded by singer-songwriter and actress Caitlin Crosby . Working to repurpose old keys into modern jewelry and accessories, The Giving Keys engraves inspiring words on keys and then creates necklaces, bracelets and rings with the engraved keys.
It started with a New York hotel room key. The Giving Keys founder, actress and singer/songwriter, Caitlin Crosby, wore the key as a necklace and had the idea to start engraving old, used keys with inspirational words. Realizing that in a way we are all like these keys – unique, flawed, scarred, and at risk of being discarded – she wanted these keys to have their purpose renewed over and over again.