Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Keys, please


Many of you have seen the keys I altered a couple of years ago.

I decided to do something similar this year.

I have SO many old keys, this is always a fun way to recycle and repurpose them.  They make great gifts for my friends, too.  And because they are recycled, I'm also joining Try it on Tuesday where their theme this fortnight is Recycle Something.

This clock actually works and it is getting a pin back.  It is a gift for my friend Sally, whose birthday I completely forgot two weeks ago.

The other four will be necklaces.

These pieces are part of the wonderful gifts I won when Gaby had her giveaway.  There are actually two different pieces on this key.

Three snowflakes were used on this key.  These would be great to wear at Christmas, I think.

Two pieces were paired together to decorate this key.  After measuring a small pin back, I'm going to turn this one into a pin, also.

I may keep this one for myself, since I'm such a big fan of Paris.  Two pieces were used to decorate this key, too.

I feel I should have removed the black plastic because it was detrimental to showing these keys.

This is Day 11 of 22 and I recycled five used keys and several disparate or junk jewelry pieces.

Thank you again for following me on this journey of recycling this month.   Today, you will once again find me at Try it on Tuesday, too.  

26 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen said...
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froebelsternchen said...

Your new upcycled keys are as unique as the first one were dear Elizabeth!
A wonderful idea to transform trash into treasure!

Happy day and thank you for joining TioT once again!♥♥♥ Much appreciated!
oxo Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

The keys are beautiful now, they will surely make great presents. Have a nice day, Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE your keys, fabulous.x💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Let's Art Journal said...

Your keys are amazing! Such a great idea and the embellishments you added are so pretty 😁. Thanks so much for joining us again at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

Lucyna Marynowska said...

I'm sooo impressed by your creativity Elizabeth! Beautiful and unique pieces! Thanks for sharing them with us at TIOT this time. Hugs!

My name is Erika. said...

That is a brilliant idea. I didn't see your earlier post (I don't believe) because I think I would have remembered this. I think turning them into pins or necklaces is smart because they are very wearable. I like them all but the working watch one is especially clever. Nice recycling. Happy Wednesday. Hugs-Erika

Incipient Wings said...

this is a great project, love it!

kathyinozarks said...

Oh wow Elizabeth what an awesome project- I love these!

CJ Kennedy said...

I love this idea! You are so clever.

Nancy said...

Just flat out clever! These are so decorative and appealing. What a great use for both the keys, and the jewelry bits. And a working timepiece on the one- bounus!

Cindy McMath said...

These are a lot of fun Elizabeth! Terrific idea.

Dianne said...

these are very pretty, and a great idea for recycling old keys! fun necklace idea!

Divers and Sundry said...

How interesting to use old keys in this way. They make lovely ornaments or pins or necklace drops or... It's endless, isn't it!

Sandra Cox said...

I love these! They're absolutely beautiful. It would be a great thing to do for the keys we currently use too, to tell them apart. Or an abbreviated version thereof.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Elizabeth; how....cool.....is.....this !!!!!!!!!!!!! very clever :) the Christmas key could even be used as an ornament ♥♥☺☺ tell bleu N squiggles da tabbies say hi ~~~~~ ♥♥

Meggymay said...

Oh WOW, I love these altered keys Elizabeth. Each one looks beautiful and would be awesome accessories to wear.
I'm sure Sally will be thrilled with the one you made for her with the timepiece.
Again thank you for sharing another wonderful project at TioT's.
Yvonne xx

Rita said...

Very clever! :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

To say these are beautiful doesn't really cover my love of these pieces! I still haven't attempted making anything of my key mountain even though when I see the transformation you make inspires me so! Thank you for making these gorgeous pieces of jewellery for Try It On Tuesday! Hugs,Chrisx

Rike said...

What a special post! Your altered keys are gorgeous - the keys a couple of years ago and the keys now! And such an altered key is a very clever and beautiful gift!

Carol said...

Great keys!!!!!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

These are great!

craftytrog said...

I love this idea! Your decorated keys are beautiful Elizabeth!
Alison xx

Jeanie said...

Rick needs new refrigerator magnets and I have keys! Maybe I'll foof up the keys like you did and put magnets on the back for him! Love it!

Rosie said...

Your keys are soooo gorgeous, love them all

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

Let's Art Journal said...

Many congratulations on making our Top 5 at Try it on Tuesday with your beautiful altered keys! J 😊