DIY Crochet Dead Fish Key Cap from Tanja Osswald at Ravelry here. This pattern costs 2 euros or $2.63 at Ravelry. You must sign up at Ravelry to get in to see the patterns - but there are so many good free and pay ones on their site. GIF by me using lilitupili's photos on Flickr here and my favorite GIF making program makeagif.com. Don’t like the dead fish design? Use a French knot for the eye instead.
DIY Working Padlock Braided Bracelet Tutorial from Fashionrolla here. Really easy to understand well photographed tutorial from Fashionrolla. *I did a series of lost wax cast custom cast sterling keys (before you saw keys every where) and gave them as gifts with sayings like: the key to your future, the key to your success, key to your happiness etc… This would be a good gift idea.
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DIY Pnut Inspired Lock and Key Charm Bracelet from Wobisobi here. Top Photo: $219 Pnut Blacken Broken Lock Bracelet here, Bottom Photo: DIY by Wobisobi. All materials for this DIY were from Michaels. For more easy jewelry tutorials I love from Wobisobi go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/wobisobi
*Give as a gift with the message: key to your success, key to your happiness, key to your dreams, key to your future etc…
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DIY Inspiration. “The Key to the Door in the Mountain”. This was made by Smallest Forest for the Darwin Visual Arts Association’s Annual Member’s Show (here on her Flickr Photostream). It is made out of: ”Cigar tin, black and red nail polish, black felt, Madeira holographic thread, iridescent dimensional fabric paint, tulle and black embroidery thread.” I love the constellations (because I just do here) and the embroidery on the tulle. I can see doing something like this using a more common object here like an Altoids’ Tin.
This was inspired by Jean Valentine’s poem: Door in the Mountain
Never ran this hard through the valley
never ate so many stars
I was carrying a dead deer
tied on to my neck and shoulders
deer legs hanging in front of me
heavy on my chest
People are not wanting
to let me in
Door in the mountain
let me in