Saturday, February 7, 2009

Altered Keys!

I have many old house keys, padlock keys, automobile keys and other types of keys that I have thrown in a box and saved over the years.

I decided it was time I did something with some of them so I found an idea from another website to alter some of them.

I've been working on these keys for a couple of weeks, just doing a little here and there. I finally finished these twenty using mainly what I already had in my craft stash to embellish them.

I've never done any real beading so this took quite an effort on my part. I'll have to say that beading is not my favorite craft. I may, however tackle some more at another time.

Here is where I found this idea.

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12 comments:

Donna Lee said...

Oh Joy these are so cute my gosh you are very talented. I can't pick a favorite I like them all.. You did a great job !!!!

Crafty Sue said...

WOW... these need alot of patience!
You've done a great job on them.
Hugs,
Sue.

Sassy Sue said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! No way to pick a favorite. Your talent just amazes me and can't believe you have turned old keys into something so beautiful. Glad you shared your hard work with us. So beautiful!

Amber said...

WOw!! Those are so pretty!! I would have never thought "regular" keys could look so nice! Great job!

Shawna Bates said...

These are so cool! I've got a ton of keys I may have to give it a whirl! They'd be very neat on a picture frame that's been antiqued or something of the sorts. Maybe with an old photo....hmmm..see now you got MY wheels spinning!
Great Job!!

Avogana said...

Wow, those turned out great! I've been saving keys with the idea of soldering them together to make something but I hadn't thought of making something from just one. These are beautiful!

Daisy Soap Girl said...

You never fail to inspire me with your talent. I hate to throw out old keys too. Yours are beautiful!

kim aka imagesbykim said...

Hi,
These look fabulous, Thanks for sharing my tutorial and for creating your samples. Feel free to send me some pics when ever you create others so that I can display on my squidoo tutorial.
Please do send me your name and links to post too!
((((hugs))))
Kim Newberg
art and iamgesbykim
artist@mts.net

FrancesM said...

Love love love them!!! Great job! What are you going to do with them?

EnchantedCropper said...

I've never seen anything like this either. They are great. I have a ton of keys myself. Thank you for sharing.

Moxie said...

I really admire your blog and all you do. This makes me want to kick start my creativity. Thank you so much.

By the way, I love what you did with the keys.

Pooja Mahimkar said...

those keys look really pretty!