"My America connects to my heritage. My Dad was a small business owner for over thirty years and seeded the ambition to find my own path. I use my grandfather’s tools who worked at Lockheed in the forties and my childhood jewelry teacher was a Hopi Indian and always connected to the Earth. Lastly, my Mother is a painter who I followed all my childhood watching her create in awe. All amazing people I’m just trying to honor in my own authentic way."
Today’s American brand takes us back to the artisan tradition of bead weaving.
Please meet Tony Perrin, founder of Lock and Key creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces in Nashville, TN.
By fusing Native American beading with classic ball-and-chain, Lock and Key connects the past with the present.
Each piece is named after a notable person in history with a big secret. Below – The Bernhardt Y Necklace.
The G Swanson Crescent Moon Necklace.
The Bernhardt Dalmation Jasper Pendant Necklace.
From the markets in New Delhi to the small local flea markets, Tony is always on the lookout for unique stones to use in his collection.
Tony recently acquired a metal clay kiln and has been sculpting solid bronze and sterling silver pieces for his jewelry.
Lock and Key – based in Nashville, TN – makes a jewelry line based on a modern interpretation of an artisan tradition. It interweaves glass beads with ball and chain.
Tony can be proud to be a part of the American small business community that is fuel for the engine that powers America.
Thank you for giving us your time today.