I've been woodburning for almost 40 years. I love it! I love the texture and the way that the wood feels after it's burned, I add color to most of mine, washes. I have made and sold so many over the years. I was in the SCA also. I love the box with the roses.
love that striped fabric, I'm doing a Steampunk ball next weekend and had to throw a costume together out of my closet. I made a aviator's cap to pull the whole thing together. I find making Steamy stuff so much fun.
Clever idea,I also was a property manager and had a coffee can full of useless keys and I made a wind chime with mine, that was nearly 15 years ago and it's long gone, but maybe you could make a blinged wind chime out of the never ending supply ( I understand about constantly having to replace locks and keys)