Sunday, July 5, 2009

Key to the Lock, Locking the Key

I've been thinking that this pewter replica of a lock can be used just straight as a charm. The hole through the keyhole is open, so a wire wrap can go through for a dangle. Then I thought about attaching it as the closure.

With a brass wire hammered hook, you could make the lock be the closure by hooking through the top loop and wire wrapping your chain through the keyhole.

And since it's nice to have a key with the lock, I made this replica skeleton key out of pewter, with loops for hanging and attaching, for your mate with the lock.

They both have a deep bronze-like patina on them, very aged. Can you think of more fun ways to use these?


mairedodd said...

these are terrific! i love asymmetrical designs so i can see using the key with a single chain or strand going to one side and a double to the other link fashion... because of the double opening... you have give the lock endless possibilities with the double opening! thanks!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Lovely, Lynn! You become an expert at various jewelry making skills so quickly - I'm in awe!

Keep doing what you do - you're very talented :-)


The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Lynn,

The way you have created both pieces allows for endless possibilities!! You could make a joint couple gift. Use one piece on a necklace and the other piece as a watch fob or necklace simply hanging on a great looking chain ?? :)

Have a great rest of this Sunday!!
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

TesoriTrovati said...

Doh! I almost bought this during my recent purchase and now that I see it again I am completely kicking myself! I love anything with locks and keys....I love the idea of a charm! I think it would make a great clasp as well with a key that has been bent in the shape of a hook!
Enjoy the day!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Thanks, Maire, that's a great idea! I was also thinking of ways to use as a bracelet somehow, must experiment with that.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Hi, Cindy, it's not really that I do so well, just that I don't show photos of the ones that didn't quite make it and got melted down, LOL! Thank you SO MUCH for the encouragement, it means so very much from you!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Erin, As soon as I return off island time I plan to make some more, so keep dreaming of ways to use them!