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Serenthia
« on: December 19, 2011 01:22:42 PM »

Hi there! Just thought I'd like to show you what I made yesterday. I recieved some house keys in a supply swap a while ago and it wasnt until yesterday I came across these beautiful little things http://mysalvagedtreasures.blogspot.com/2011/03/visions-of-spring-repurposed-jewelry.html
that I thought I might give it a go too! They were super duper fun to make, I made them all in one afternoon because I was having so much fun I couldn't stop!
So here are my keys that I made into pendants or hanging ornaments, made from broken jewelery, buttons and gems Smiley










I think this one is my favourite Smiley
Thanks for looking Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011 01:27:26 PM »

What a great idea, lovely work  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2011 01:30:31 PM »

Great way to recycle mysterious keys...they are quite lovely...love the last one in particular...they all look very medieval to me!
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011 01:41:16 PM »

  Shocked Oh pretty and there are lots of keys floating about my place that are in need of this. Thanks for posting this is very great and hate to say that I wouldn't have thought of doing it myself. Embarrassed

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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2011 01:44:40 PM »

Great work. I love them! What a great use for those keys.
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011 02:04:51 PM »

Thank you!! Absolutely go and try it! So much fun.. I just need to find some more keys now! Haha!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011 03:32:17 PM »

I have sooooo many mystery keys around my house!!! Can't wait to do this!
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2011 04:39:22 PM »

Pinned they are so fabulous!  Beautiful job!
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2011 07:12:41 PM »

Great way to recycle mysterious keys...they are quite lovely...love the last one in particular...they all look very medieval to me!

Yes actually now that I think of it, they do kind of look like maces or hammers dont they! Especially the last one. Haha Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2011 01:23:00 PM »

Those are gorgeous!  I've often felt frustrated at not knowing what to do with lonely non-vintage keys... this is a real inspiration.  Not to mention yet another fine example of how *everything* looks better when it's blinged up   Grin

Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2011 04:21:17 PM »

Amazing!! They look great! Keep up the great work Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2011 08:40:30 AM »

Wouldn't it be fun to remember your old cars or houses by blinging up the keys and keeping them useful?  I know many of you have no idea about this, but computers used to come with keys so you could lock your PC...and those keys are so cute and I have tons of them (I work for a computer company... Cheesy)
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2011 01:03:57 PM »

Blinging up keys is fun! There is no such thing as having too many keys. Grin Yours look great!
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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2011 10:20:54 PM »

Those are gorgeous!  I've often felt frustrated at not knowing what to do with lonely non-vintage keys... this is a real inspiration.  Not to mention yet another fine example of how *everything* looks better when it's blinged up   Grin

Thanks for sharing.

Thank you! Yes I know exactly what you mean, i just had a bunch of these normal keys, when all i really wanted were those awesome vintage ones, that was until I saw what other people did with them Smiley

Everything looks better with sparkles!!

Wouldn't it be fun to remember your old cars or houses by blinging up the keys and keeping them useful?  I know many of you have no idea about this, but computers used to come with keys so you could lock your PC...and those keys are so cute and I have tons of them (I work for a computer company... Cheesy)

What an awesome idea! Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2011 04:36:15 PM »

wow, sooo pretty! They make me wish I had some extra keys lying around.
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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2012 11:22:19 AM »

these are gorgeous! i have tons of keys (i am a very forgetful and scatter brained person and lose my apartment keys a lot, then have to get new ones, then later find the old key that doesn't fit the locks anymore) and can never figure out what to do with them! looking at these gave me a few ideas! thank you so much for your inspiration!
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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2012 07:29:11 PM »

I love these. I think I may steal this for my self and make a few.
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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2012 04:09:56 PM »

I would love to see what other people have done, if you get around to having a go at it!! Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2012 06:17:22 AM »

 Smiley What a great idea.  Got to try this.  Your designs are great!
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2012 10:50:09 PM »

ewwwwwwwwwwwwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh those a sparktacular!!!! love love love I have had 12 addresses in 11 years and spare keys from all of those places I am totally visualizing a shadow box with decorated keys lined up as a timeline swEEEt!!!! Thanks for giving me a way to display this weird time in my life in a unique way!!!! <<<HUGS>>>
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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2012 02:08:52 AM »

Thank you!! Cheesy Make sure you make a topic if you make the shadow box! Sounds insanely rad!! Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2012 04:32:11 AM »

These are gorgeous! You've done a beautiful job
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« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2012 07:08:50 AM »

Breathtaking! And such a neat idea, too.
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2012 02:56:16 AM »

I'm in love with these!  Grin May I ask though what kind of glue you used on these amazing keys?
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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2012 04:18:15 AM »

Thank you guys! I tried all types of glue I had on hand, mostly a hot glue gun, but that didn't stand the test of time very well so Id suggest a stronger clear tacky glue. Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2012 06:59:53 AM »

These are beautiful! Great idea! I want to try these now but alas I have to go to work in a few minutes....Maybe tomorrow Shocked
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« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2012 07:25:04 AM »

Wow these are gorgeous, great  job.
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« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2012 11:05:50 AM »

These are very lovely! Cheesy Great work!
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« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2012 05:13:32 AM »

This is such a clever idea.. might have to try and do one myself
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« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2012 07:17:40 AM »

Thank you!! Do it! Its great because these keys are so more readily available Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2012 09:47:19 PM »

You have done such a beautiful job turning these keys into elegant art.  What a lovely idea!
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« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2012 06:08:12 AM »

I was SUPER inspired by your amazing work and decided to try out altering some hoarded house keys of my own! Ifn' you like you can take a looksee here:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410127.0  I just love the colors of your house key bases (the teal and pink especially); did you color those yourself or did they already come that way?
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« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2012 08:01:57 AM »

Thank you!
Ah EyeofMazikeen!! Your keys are gorgeous!! My keys were already those colours but I reckon it would be easy enough to use nailpolish or paints to colour them up a bit!
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« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2012 12:17:50 PM »

Awesome!  Thanks for being my muse!  : )  I'm sure to break out the nail polish any day now.  Thanks for yet again pointing me in a fun direction!
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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2012 09:33:36 PM »

What glue did you use on the flat-back rhinestones?
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« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2012 11:17:14 PM »


So, so beautiful! They just have to unlock the door to some fancy fantasy universe, right? I mean, surely!
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