Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sara ponders what to do with: OLD KEYS
Between moving my whole family and cleaning out new rental properties (my bread n' butter, as it were), I have amassed a growing collection of old house keys. Being thrifty, crafty, and attracted to shiny things, I find it difficult to just throw them away. So now the obvious question is- what the hell to do with them?
After about 30 seconds of Googling, I have come up with two crafty possibilities... *DRUM-ROLL*
Jewelry or wind chimes! And I probably have enough keys to do both!
Arguably, the use of old house keys as jewelry or wind chimes could be gloriously steam punk-ish... or right up there with gluing dry pasta to a piece of construction paper. I'm hoping for the former rather than the latter.
Exhibit A: Hardware Jewelry and Old Keys
Exhibit B: Bike Punk Wind Chime
Suggestions are welcome! And, to allude to my previous post, antique keys are definitely a hot item to find at estate sales or any other junkin adventure.
See also: PART II of "what to do with old keys..."
Stay turned for: Eventual results of key crafting!