Last month I was very fortunate to take part in the 3rd Annual Remix Show and Sale where I met the lovely Randi Smith Bender of The Altered Diva; Randi makes jewelry from vintage pieces (many which are sourced in France). She graciously brought me a bag of key-making goodies from her “I-can’t-really-use-this-but-don’t-want-to-throw-it-out-pile”.
Key 979 is built around a squished metal pipe my husband found in Calgary; the end bits are from Randi’s gift bag:
Key 980 has the centre of a lock (which came in a bag of locksmith goodies my friend gave me); the big round metal piece is another find from my husband:
The sparkly moon swirl on Key 980 is from Randi – I am lucky she decided to part with this – it’s gorgeous! I’m working on taking better pictures but could not take one that does the sparkles justice. The pen nib on the other side of Key 981 is also from Randi – I think they are perfect for the 5000 keys!
Key 982 is made with a small terminal; I don’t have very many of the small terminals in my supplies so any of the keys I make with them are extra special. I think the pen nib looks cool on the end; the other end is made with a fancy old hinge (another Randi gift) that I took apart.
What a cool swirl for Key 983 – how fortunate I was to receive this – Randi was truly generous in her gift!