Thursday, April 9, 2015

Keys please

Today I thought I would try to class up a few keys.

I grabbed a few shapes and decided which ones "spoke" to me.

These are the ones that spoke the loudest.

I realize I need a few more bits of bling, but here is what I came up with today. 

I removed backings because this one was an earring in a former life. 

This one was a pin,

as was this one.

I attached each bit of bling

using E6000, my go-to glue for heavy duty jobs like these.

I hope this inspires you to look at your old keys a bit differently, too.

Today is Day 9 of 22 leading up to bEARTHday, where I recycled five keys and various pieces from my junk jewelry drawers.  Now I need to scrounge through my stash to find some backings so I can turn them into pins.  I hope to turn a couple into necklaces, too.

Once again, I greatly appreciate you taking time to visit and check out what I'm recycling.  Thanks also for your amazing and wonderful comments.  Speaking of comments, please be aware, as usual, if you ask a question in the comments section, I will return to YOUR BLOG to leave the answer.


16 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

Oh lovely job E! They look fabulous and I have a heap of old keys that I don't think belong to anything anymore so could at least make them into something pretty!

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh these are fab....I do love your recycled pieces... I've got lots of old keys... You have inspired me to dig them out!! X

johanna said...

you made the BEST out of this key "junk"... i have a Little box of keys here - of some of them i don´t have a clue where they fit, but i don´t dare to toss them out either... oh, the things that gather themselves...

dawn said...

Hello! WOW, these are amazing and beautiful!! What a surprise to see what you were planning with these keys, I thought you were going to trace them for something. LOVE LOVE THEM!!

I read your posts below and WOW again. The beads look like those candy dots you buy on strips. What a great idea with them, I have buckets of these beads, will have to melt them down. YAY!

Your cupcake wrapper turned out so SWEET!!

Love this month of April and your wonderful ideas. Keep going friend, your doing great!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I really like this recycling project--great idea to turn them into pins and necklaces, too.

Thanks for answering about the pony beads--I see that now. Somehow I never remember to enlarge photos!!!

Divers and Sundry said...

I can see these selling well at craft fairs as pins, necklaces, or even rings. I love these!

You must find a craft fair :)

Halle said...

These are super fun!! Nicely done!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fabulous idea Elizabeth ! They look great!

Dianne said...

wow...I love the 'blinged up' keys! very fun stuff...

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is a most fantastic idea and I look forward to seeing what happens next! I am about to start a mammoth catch up and must say I am really looking forward to seeing what you've been doing - my phone is no substitute for a big screen!! I have spent the day doing some chores, blogging my calendars and trying to catch up with blogging - this is my treat for doing so well!!! He! He! Hugs, Chrisx

~*~Patty S said...

You certainly did transform those keys and blinged them up beautifully!
oxo

pearshapedcrafting said...

Just popped back to say Thank You for a lovely time!! One question - please do tell what the bird was in your garden - or was it one of those cardinals again? Hugs, Chrisx

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

How simply adorable. xox

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

I just gotta say....OH MY GOSH!!! What a great idea! I wish I had all the house keys and car keys I have tossed over the years! I originally started saving them intending to make a wind chime out of them...you know for the memory of every house etc...but ended up never keeping them in the right spot so I didn't loose them. And now that I have bought my home and won't be moving again and paid off my car and won't be buying again...Guess I'll just enjoy yours!

Aiyana Kalyna said...

Your keys are beautiful. I love the butterflies and angel,

massofhair said...

Definitely making me look at my stash of keys differently, loving each and every one of them Elizabeth :-) xxx