Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Keys To Your Castle

I love the trend of wearing JUNK as jewelry!

I have had a spool of "ball chain" for about a year, and recently I found out that it is easy to find the end fasteners...



So I have a ton of JUNK to make into jewelry...starting with these old Estate Sale skeleton keys...Oh, so fun for Halloween!




Is this a trend that you like or don't like? Let us know what you think.

58 comments:

  1. i LOVE it!!..those keys on chains look fabulous en masse!!

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  2. OMG! Joan! I love this idea, and it's so simple. I love those old keys, and I've got a few of those ball chain necklaces. And I like the idea of adding to it. But I can't think of what else to put on one. YOU are the idea girl. What else?!

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  3. Love to wear the junk!

    Jewels are soooo ordinary!

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  4. Hi Joan. I have a key necklace just like these. Love it! I got to see your goodies, briefly at the show. It was pretty funny because I walked in, saw your snowmen and said, "these are Joan's, aren't they?" Wow. What a small world it felt like. Fun stuff! ~Mindy

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  5. eeeeek. I've got a "key" chain also! Mine aren't on ballchain though and ya know? I kinda like the ballchain, whereas normally I don't. It just seems to fit.
    Okay. I want this.

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  6. Hey Joan! You KNOW that I love junk jewelry....I have been wearing keys on my ears for years now!! (I know, not at work with my business suits!)
    Junk jewelry bracelets are my favorites but I could see your necklaces really catching on with our crowd! Have a great night!
    Laura :)

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  7. i love this trend....we do it in gigantic ways as in big furniture and now im getting excited about making little things...like jewelry....have even looked up making dogtags...

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  8. I love these, I have several that I wear at one time...old keys with bling attached. Old charms, hardware, initial charms. trendy, and addictive
    Debra

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  9. Cool idea! I love the ball chain necklaces. Reminds me of wearing a key around my neck for my roller skates.

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  10. Love it! You could use jump rings to put several keys on 1 chain.

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  11. Fantabulous! Need to go see what I can pull together. Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  12. It's a great look. I won a soldered pendant a while ago and it came with that kind of chain. At first I wondered why but then as I looked around more at them I realized everyone was using them.
    YOu'll sell a ton I'm sure!
    xxx
    C

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  13. Sounds cool, I'd like to see it.


    cindy@stitches

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  14. I have noticed a lot of stars on
    TV are wearing "fancy" keys on necklaces! Great trendy idea!

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  15. It is a great idea! I could see many many folks loving to wear those gorgeous keys around their necks.

    Kristin - The Goat

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  16. What a wonderful idea you've come up with. I love it and the ones you've shown,I really like. Happy VTT..

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  17. L_O_V_E it! I collect old keys so I absolutley adore this idea!
    Thanks for linking up this week with your treasures!

    LOVE and Hugs,
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  18. I don't wear jewelry but I love the idea. I never see those type of keys at estate sales around here :-(

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  19. Yep ... love this idea ;-)

    Was great fun to catch up on your blog. I've been really busy (okay ... and was on holiday) so I missed almost all of what happened last September.

    Anyways ... saw your Black Friday post and decided to join in the fun. Black vintage is just so up my alley!!!


    Big hug,
    Miranda

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  20. Great idea! Very cool necklace!

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  21. They look cool, but I wouldn't recommend wearing dozens of them at the same time, because they must be heavy!

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  22. Fabulous Joan
    I love old keys and hope to find some more in my travels. This looks great in volume! x Julie

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  23. Like or Don't Like?

    Are you kidding me?

    I LOVE IT.

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  24. Hey Missy,
    Long time no hear... I have been working non stop forever! I know what you mean about the camera, and to think, a year ago this time, I couldn't turn on the computer, and I still catch myself holding the camera up to my eye...
    Amazing...
    Good to hear from you!
    Barb C.

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  25. I love old keys! Not junk! I have purchased old keys on ebay because I love the way they look with no intention of doing anything at all with them :)

    Happy VTT!

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  26. Lovc all those keys on the dress form...very very cool. I am not a jewelry designer but I love what the designers are doing with all the "junk" stuff. I will continue to collect the junk to sell and let the designers do their fabulous things. I bought a bunch of old wood bingo markers this weekend. They would look great on a necklace I think. xo

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  27. Great idea. Every door in my house has one of those keys but we don't use them. I should make a necklace to display them!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  28. What a super idea. And great to be able to add to it!

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  29. I've never been a jewelry-wearer, but I can see lots of young folks enjoying those key necklaces---even several at a time. Keys have a mystery to them, especially the old rusty ones with a history or a shady past.

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  30. I like these! I would just so enjoy adding more "junk" ! I have a bulletin board in my craft room and I wiuld hang it there so I could enjoy it! :)

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  31. Hope you dont mind that I am going to feature these on my blog tomorrow? Love link love.

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  32. Very cute and creative idea....love this.

    Have a great weekend and a wonderful VTT!

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  33. Well, I like 'em. I like the unusual in jewelry.! You are "recycling" too!

    Happy VTT!

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  34. I love it. They look great and wouldn't they look perfect with a little bling or glitter? Thanks for sharing a great idea.

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  35. What an idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. What a fantastic idea, and oh so unique.

    My Show n Tell is another craft project I just finished this week. You can find it here at this link

    Have a glorious weekend.

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  37. I think your chains are wonderful! Stop by for a visit soon!
    Michelle

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  38. LOVE IT!
    Anything old is good with me.
    Blessings~LillySue

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  39. My 20 yr old daughter wears a skeleton key on a polka dot ribbon as a necklace...it looks good with everything! I have three very old watches that were my Grandmas-they don't work anymore so I set them to the times that my children were born, I need to figure out a way to add some length to them though-apparently Grandma had tiny wrists!

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  40. Cool and smart idea, selling junk as jewels...besides they are very nice!

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  41. I love old keys in any form at all!
    Brenda

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  42. Really cool idea. Love the keys and the idea.

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