Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Key to my Heart Necklace
Another thing I always look for when I am in antique stores are vintage keys that I can add to necklaces. Here's a few I picked up in Shipshewana last summer. I look for interesting shapes and designs. You can see a few that I jazzed up by epoxying some buttons on top.
Here's one way that I used a key in a necklace. There's a little flowery bit of broken jewelry added to the key. The heart is from a toggle that I bought in the button section for some project that I never used. I added a few freshwater pearls.
The chain is just a long piece of antique brass chain with wide links and a clasp at the end. I can change and adjust the length of the dangle.
I get lots of inspiration for ways to reuse vintage bits from Amy Hanna's blog. I wish I knew how she finds all those amazing old bits that she combines into her jewelry!
And I just saw this book on Amazon and I'm adding it to my wish list!