I am a property manager by trade and we have serious key issues. I am not kidding when I say that we have to change the locks on rental units every week. Either the tenants are locked out, a lock "breaks" (someone kicked it in), a tenant moves out...etc. It seems like every time we really need to find keys suddenly all copies of the needed key mysteriously disappears. I say "mysteriously" because for real it seems like there is a key stealing monster out there. Needless to say keys are the bane of my existence. About 3 months ago I decided that something cool needed to be made from all the extra useless keys. I came up with the idea for a lampshade/lamp for my office. I then decided that the keys needed to be blingified because I am the boss to a bunch of hardworking men and they would be horrified/amused by it. I have a fantastic supply of bling thanks to my sister working at Michael's and a huge jar of whimsies that I have collected for half my life. I finished decorating 20 keys before I found the correct lampshade to attach my keys to...a purple shiny material perfect for horrifying the guys.
Keys up close
Thanks for taking a look.