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Lost Keys

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My first riveting project! I riveted Vintaj Key Blanks and Gears after Hammering and Patinating or Leaving them As Is. I riveted 2 Gears with a Key for the Focal, and a Gear with a Key for one of the Connectors. I really enjoyed making this, and plan to list it on my Etsy soon, at


Vintaj Natural Brass Key and Gear Blanks, Vintaj Chain in 3 Styles, Vintaj Headpin, Vintaj Jump Rings, Vintaj Swirl Clasp, Vintaj Rivets, Vintaj Filigree Cap shaped with Pliers, Rusted Hardware Patina Kit, Genuine Ruby Coin Briolette. I used my new Ball-Pein Hammer to give the blanks texture, the Vintaj Reliefing Block to Show Texture through the Patina, and a Beadsmith hole punch to help with riveting!

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  1. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    This is really impressive! Ya did good!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Very cool…I like!

  3. NY Bella
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  4. puppychick  labratbecky
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  5. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    So cool!

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love this linked up necklace! With it’s rusty rustic look.

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    JC Hamm says:

    I love it!!Very cool! :)

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    I like it :D

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Very cool!

  10. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Nice, especially the textured, layered pendant you created.

  11. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Thanks, everyone! I’m enjoying teaching myself new techniques, it’s fun to have a little challenge. Plus, it distracts me from my hip!

  12. Batticat
    Batticat says:

    Looks fun to wear. I like the contrast of orange with dark metal and the mottled texture.

  13. Frida
    Frida says:

    I like it alot, cool!

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