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« on: March 27, 2006 09:12:18 PM »

I recently came into the possesion of a lot of junk, craft items, material, etc.  Among these things were a bunch of old keys.  So I decided to make a windchime.  



I used maybe between 50 and 60 keys, thin jewelry wire, and a metal ring from the bottome of an old lampshade.

The keys make a very lovely noise, as opposed to the clunky noise I was expecting.  Oddly, not as weighty as I anticipated, either.
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2006 09:43:03 PM »

*gasp* i love it!  it immediately made me think of all sorts of poetic things about journeys and secrets and childhood diaries.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2006 03:37:45 AM »

Wow that came out looking very cool! Agree with determinedimprovisation about the symbolism.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2006 06:10:35 PM »

Very cool. I've wanted to make a key wind chime but alas no keys  Undecided I'm happy to hear though that they sound pretty it's one of the things I was worried about.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2006 10:40:32 PM »

i Love it!  ...although i find it vaguely creepy and dont know why...
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2006 11:33:03 AM »

Maybe it's creepy because of all the teeth! Ha ha! Or because they're skeleton keys! Ha ha ha! Forigve me.
No, really, I think it's because all those keys can open a door, so it's the feeling of infinite openings all in one space.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2006 03:24:06 AM »

 Great idea..... Cool

I have about  a 1000 keys which are all exactly the same because my employer was throwing them in the rubbish. I have had loads of ideas for them but this is definatley one idea I'm gonna try...you're an inspiration to me.

I really like that your re-using things for me thats the way forward with art and craft . to re-use stuff instead of buying new stuff (wherever possible anyway)
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