Elizabeth Anne Norris

Jewellery Designer / Maker

My Appeal – I Want Your Old Keys !

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I’ve just embarked on an exciting enamelling project recycling old, unwanted, unused brass keys. I have great ideas (all top-secret!) but the size of my project depends on the amount of recycled keys I get. This is where you can help. Do you have any old keys lurking at the back of a drawer / cupboard somewhere? Keys that you’ve forgotten what they are for and therefore are no use to anyone? If so please dig them out and let me have ’em !

Either

email me info@eanjewellery.com

or

post your keys to:

Elizabeth Anne Norris, 
c/o Coachwerks,
19 Hollingdean Terrace,
Brighton, BN1 7HB
England

Or please spread the word using the ‘share’ buttons below. Thanks.

Here’s a sneaky peek at what I will be doing with the keys. I can’t tell you much about the resulting art piece but it might hang on the wall or in the garden. Expect unexpected colour and a little texture. I will of course update you in good time.

Old Brass Keys

Old Brass Keys

Sawn off Key fobs

Sawn off Key fobs

I may make the key ends into Jewellery?

I may make the key ends into Jewellery?

I've rolled the fobs through my mill

I've rolled the fobs through my mill

The keys are now larger, flatter and I've added a curve

The keys are now larger, flatter and I've added a curve

The keys are now large ovals with a little curve

The keys are now large ovals with a little curve

After cleaning I've added vitreous enamel and fired in the kiln

After cleaning I've added vitreous enamel and fired in the kiln

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Elizabeth Anne Norris
Designer / Maker / Teacher / Enamels / Jewellery / Cufflinks
info@eanjewellery.com
0777 339 4413

Author: eanjewellery

Handmade jewellery specialising in enamel work

6 thoughts on “My Appeal – I Want Your Old Keys !

  1. Wow that is SO cool and a *lot* of work! I’m so excited to see what you make. I wish I had some old keys to send your way. I love recycling things. ::hugs:: Sü

  2. very nice idea, i have few keys…somewhere, i will try to find them for you for next time we meet ! beautiful pice….

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