Recently, I've come into possession of a large stash of old door keys. As anyone who has even glanced at this blog can tell, I love gluing things to other things. I've made some altered keys in the past, but I've had a lot of designs that got put on hold because I ran out of old house keys of my own. With my new bounty I finally got a chance to try out some of my new designs!
|I have a lot of gears, and I really like gluing them to things. This key uses a cluster of gears, along with a filigree heart adorned with a gear to create a neat key pendant.|
|No gears on this one! I though it would be fun to add one of these lock charms I've been hoarding to a key. Lock and key all in one!|
|A clock charm, a brass charm, and a hex nut all come together to make a nifty steampunk style altered key pendant. I softened the edge a little bit with another one of those metal scrapbooking flowers.|
|Yet another keyhole and gear key pendant. Are we beginning to notice a theme this week? I didn't intend for most of my altered keys to turn out so steampunk-ish, but the keys themselves just match with that style so well.|
|And finally, more gears! This time I layered some gears with a cameo and filigree charm that I antiqued myself. : ) I really like the pop of mint color on this one; it's unexpected and makes the overall piece seem kind of cheerful.|