Friday, August 23, 2013
Repurposed vintage keys, "Believe" and "Trust"
I have altered two old keys that I found at estate sales. I love to use vintage dictionary pages in my work, so I have wrapped the stems of these keys with the definitions of "believe" and "trust." They are gentle reminders to keep your thoughts positive. I sealed the papers and sparkled them for a magical look. I further embellished them with some bead dangles.
I collect old dictionaries wherever I can find them. Keys too!
Oh! The third necklace is one of my layerd pieces. I use a brass bib for the base. I blacken it for an aged look. The coin focal point has a rhinestone chain around it.
All of my work is one of a kind. I may use similar or the same elements but they are always designed in a unique way.
You can find these necklaces on my Ebay sister site under the Ebay name "Oldstorybooks," where I list other vintage and antique finds. Here are the links: