Monday, 18 May 2009

Altered Keys





The latest altered project for one of the MAMMA groups was to alter a key, now I really am not good at fiddling with split rings but i persevered and managed to alter 4 keys, there would have been 5 but after I had painted and varnished one key then asked OH if it was ok to use, he pointed out it was actually my Aunt's front door key - laugh or cry - laugh of course. Anyway it also solved the problem of what crafty gift I could give to my Canadian cousin Sandi, when she visits us next month on the way back from Russia,hers is the silvery one with the butterfly. If it wasn't for the fiddly bits I could go on altering keys as they look so good when finished.

12 comments:

AliMayes said...

They're beautiful Maureen.
Ali xx

Genie said...

Wow Maureen, they are beautiful

Heather said...

You've made them look positively glamorous Maureen - good enough to become jewellery.

Jan said...

You've got your inspiration back! These are beautiful and it looks as though you really enjoyed making them. Really, really good. Good to hear that Sandi will be calling in - what a lovely little gift for her.

Doreen G said...

Wow Maureen these are just gorgeous--your cousin is a lucky girl.

Lynn said...

WOW!!!! Altering keys? This is a first for me, and they are just fantastic Maureen, all of them :) I will have to go see what everyone else did too, cool idea! These keys make the most unique and beautiful jewelry for a pendant, you are da best :)

Jackie said...

I'm just catching up on my blog reading..you've been busy. The keys are a great idea.

My name is CINDY...... said...

These are awesome Maureen - but I know what you mean, I love dangly bits and charms but find my sense of humour gpoes out the window very fast when playing about with pliers and fiddly rings.

WendyK said...

These are all fabulous Maureen, really inspirational

BT said...

Well, what a wonderful idea! I'm always finding old keys about, now I can have a play with them. What a lovely present they will make. I had to laugh at the front door key! May I ask, what is MAMMA?

alcoholinky said...

these are gorgeous!

Spyder said...

Love your keys, really nice

((Lyn))