What do you think of
when you see the image
of a lock or key?
Vintage style keys have been showing up around me a lot lately.
There were key charms in the Exchange Swap.
Lorelei's necklace from yesterday's post had an antique key on it.
A friend gave me an antique key and issued a challenge to create a design with it. I'm still pondering what I'll make with that long, thin skeleton key. This little tile probably wasn't what she was thinking, but somehow it inspired me to come up with this design.
I can see this tile made with more metal holes, at the ends or bottoms, with dangles attached for special memento items to hang. It could hang sideways or upright, it works either way.
The colors are rich and yet have a vintage, worn feeling. The dictionary definition words can be read, talking about life, worth and art.
These tiles are special edition, they are one of a kind. I can make more that are similar, but each one will be unique, I can't make them exactly the same.
And I like that about them.
It keeps it special, and keeps me playing with colors and shapes, finding new combinations.
I sometimes wonder what it is in the key shape that is so enticing. Is it the idea of special things locked up, or secrets behind locked doors?
There's something that speaks to me. So I combined the key with the words.
Which way seems right-side-up to you?
If you reply to this post and let me know how many holes and which way seems to be the top for you, there'll be a giveaway next week of one of these Key Word Tiles made just for you!