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« on: February 12, 2018 05:26:45 AM »

Learn how to patina metal to turn a key into an aged piece of jewelry! It's easy, quick and fun.



Supplies:
Vinegar
Hydrogen Peroxide
Salt
Vintage Key
Necklace Chain
Glass Container



Place key into the container and pour enough vinegar to cover it on both sides. Let sit 10 minutes.
Add the same amount of hydrogen peroxide as you did with vinegar.
Sprinkle salt to cover the key.
Let sit in this mixture for an hour (depending on the patina you would like). You will see the liquid start to rust.



Here is a side by side of a key before and after.



And voila! Add a chain and you have a lovely piece to wear or share.



If you'd like to see more of this project, just head to my blog here http://www.hillcitybride.com/2018/02/diy-patina-key-necklace/
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018 08:22:46 AM »

That key definitely looks legitimately weathered after your patina treatment; nice job, and thanks for sharing how you did it!  I gargle everyday with (diluted) hydrogen peroxide--now I know not to eat salt & vinegar chips before doing so!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018 08:43:31 AM »

Nice technique! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018 03:10:39 PM »

Thank you so much! I appreciate the encouragement. It was really quick and easy, and it's such a cute necklace! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018 07:17:48 AM »

Thanks for this technique!  I actually found a bunch of plain old keys that could use some aging for various projects! 

Your necklace is lovely as well with its simplicity!
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018 10:45:54 AM »

Interesting technique.   Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2018 07:20:02 AM »

Thanks for sharing.  Smiley I didn't know about using hydrogen peroxide to hurry up the process.

If you have more time, you can also just use vinegar and salt. Let sit overnight. Next day place your key(s) on some piece of newspaper or paper towel to dry. The rust will mostly appear during the drying process. Depending on how much brass your key contains, you might als get a lovely blueish or greenish tint. If you are not satisfied, just throw your key back into the vinegar-salt bath and repeat the process. (You can use the solution several times, if you want to. I keep mine in a plastic container.)

If you want to wear your key, do not forget to varnish it! Otherwise all that nice patina will end up on your clothing. ;-) You can use clear nail varnish or ordinary fast drying varnish (what you would use for furniture).
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