I took two of the more earthy Shimmer Keys and made these more elaborate pendants with them using Vintaj Arte Metal hinges that I had on hand. They came together surprisingly easily; the keys seemed to fit right in when I sandwiched them between two of the hinges and screwed them together with the miniature nuts and bolts. They are not true hinges, just decorative, which allows for unique design possibilities.
I am tempted to keep this one for myself and maybe just add a simple chain to both of the jump rings. I think these pendants could be used with the loops of the keys up or down in a necklace, as the rings swivel and can be turned either direction.
Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.