hello, first time poster here and i'm looking for craft ideas, please!
i came across an old japanese typewriter
that was being thrown out by my employer. the typewriter itself was much too heavy for me to justify keeping, but the keys were pretty cool so i turned the typewriter over and dumped out all the keys... about 2,000+ of them
! thank goodness for the age of computers, eh?
the keys are small, rectangular, made of a light, silvery metal and just a tad smaller than a cigarette butt.
if you are curious, look at the link below. then, click on the picture to show a demonstration of how these typewriters were used. the short video gives a close view of the keys.http://www.honco.net/japanese/05/page1.html
now for my question! what the heck can i do with these keys?!
each key has a different chinese character on them and i've sorted out about 300 characters that have nice/interesting meanings, like "mother" or "laugh." i thought about jewellry, but i've no idea how to go about drilling/soldering/etc. as i've never done metal craft before.
any help/ideas would be very appreciated!