OH WHAT FUN! Did you ever think about the possibilities for embellishing an old key?
and then......gather up the stray doofus on your workspace....little resin roses, even little ribbon roses! charms, pretty bits of broken jewelry, flatback rhinestones, pearls, little stampings.....and a tube of E6000 glue....
maybe even a little Gilder's Paste or paint....
and have an afternoon of crazy creativity!
I find the more I play, the more ideas I get. I added wire, went vertical....and got a necklace centerpiece!
Yeah, that's a mini spoon on the bottom of it. ;-) Did these in the video about two-three weeks back. I'll add that link at the end of this post for ya.
Here's a necklace:
I painted the heart, collaged it with some pretty bits (ooh la la, always got a love a little French somethin-somethin!) and wired it on to the embellished key. VOILA! A very nifty necklace.
It's now in my Ruby Lane jewelry shop:
Here are some more embellished keys I made.....first one is an owl with a wired on medallion. Keys lend themselves nicely to being wrapped with wire.
Here's a key embellished with bits of broken vintage rhinestone jewelry:
This was fun.....earrings made from old cash register keys!
You can put your embellished keys as a simple pendant on a chain....
Or you can assemble a BUNCH of them and make a statement necklace...even a charm bracelet.
I'm thinking of doing something with itty bitty spoons, keys and maybe some charm pendants made from charm pendants and soda caps. Throw a few colored beads into the mix...make it full and lush.
You can really go big! or go little with key jewelry. I usually go little here for the shop, but when I wear my pendants, I usually wear a long spoon pendant with a shorter key pendant, maybe even a button pendant, too.
It's the gypsy in me! What can I say?
Except here's a little embellishments kit for very little money that you can pick up at my website:
The photo is just representative....I keep making the kits up with lots of cute little bits in all the plating finishes, little stones, little cameos, little bezels, just gobs of cute little stuff.
My stuff from B'sue Boutiques and your stuff from your own stash, some keys and some spare time equals a ton of fun for you in your workshop!
Come play in mine for just a bit, for a few more ideas:
Then why not come over and join us at the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group at Facebook and share what you've made with us!