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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.

Hydrogen Peroxide
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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