Mixed Media Repurposed Key Pendant

by Linda Robichaud.
(Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)

Mixed Media Repurposed Key Pendants by Linda Robichaud  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I love creating jewelry from repurposed materials.

I had some odds and end keys that I found in a box while organizing my craft supplies which I totally forgot about.

I remember thinking at the time I should make some pendants with these.

Mixed Media Repurposed Key Pendants by Linda Robichaud  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

The more I looked at my them the more I was itching to start a project.

I came across some supplies and my inspiration began.

I applied a filigree connector and glued it onto the key with E6000. Then I glued on some flatback stones.

Mixed Media Repurposed Key Pendants by Linda Robichaud  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I used jewelry glue for metal to affix the bling on the key and around the stone. Then I glued on an oversized bail and finished it off with a silver colored ball chain necklace.

I must say the possibilities are endless in my mind. I have alot of ideas already to finish the rest of the keys I have.

This was a very fun project for me.

Linda Robichaud
Lin’s Timeless Treasures

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  • Rena Klingenberg says:

    Linda, your keys have had a lovely makeover. I can imagine that the more you create with old keys, the more ideas you have for them! I can see why old keys are popular now, and you’ve provided lots of bling to brighten them up!

  • Colleen says:

    What a great and beautiful idea!! Love this. Thank you for sharing!

  • Linda says:

    Very unique and beautiful Linda. I love this project! It looks like it would be fun to make too.

  • carolyn says:

    Add a heart and sell them as key to my heart pendants, they’re lovely Linda.

  • Chris H says:

    These are adorable! I’ll bet you could make some interesting Cuffs with these too!

  • Linda Robichaud says:

    Thank you Rena for your kind words. I really liked this project and can’t wait to finish my other keys. Who doesn’t like a little bling!! I love reading your newsletters and being a part of this community

  • Emmy says:

    What a Clever creation Linda! You’ve just inspired me to organize my odds and ends pile.

  • Linda Robichaud says:

    You are welcome Colleen happy to share

  • Linda Robichaud says:

    Thanks! Yes they were fun to make, and suprisingly easy. Did all those keys in very little time.

  • Linda Robichaud says:

    Thank you Carolyn and I love your idea fore the heart. I just might do that. Thanks for the tip

  • Linda Robichaud says:

    Cuffs…hmmm…Like it. I make etched copper cuffs and one of these keys would look “fab” on a cuff. Thanks for the inspiration Chris.

  • Linda Robichaud says:

    Thank you everyone for the lovely comments and inspiration. In case anyone comments and I don’t answer right away it’s because I’ll be away soon for a week or so on vacation. I’ll check in when I get home.

  • Linda, have a lovely trip! 🙂

  • Linda Robichaud says:

    Great Emmy. You never know what’s in those piles. Hidden treasures lol.

  • Linda Robichaud says:

    Thanks Rena. Southern Caribbean here I come. Can’t wait to get away from our long cold Canadian winter!

  • Valerie says:

    Your key pendants are great, Linda. I made quite a number of key pendants a few years ago. I often put a vintage earring on the top part, or sometimes a resin rose. If you have any old earrings or buttons, it’s a good way to use them up!

  • Linda Robichaud says:

    Thanks Valerie appreciate the tip. Sounds like a great idea.

  • Charissa Powell says:

    great idea I have plenty of beautiful jewels and remake jewelry

  • Linda Lohraff says:

    Linda, what a beautiful idea! It is so creative, I have so many ideas about what I want to do and overwhelm myself sometimes.

  • Daisy says:

    What a great idea Linda.
    I have recently lost my father and am in the process of clearing his house and have come across some keys . You have inspired my to make pendants out of them as a memento.

    Thank you x x

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