Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Painted Key Hole Necklace

The last few days have been so busy around here and I haven't had much time for creating. I've been tackling lots of other unrelated pesky chores on my "to do" list while trying to work on a few projects out in the garage.  It's been so darn hot here this week, so I've had to call it quits out there by mid morning.  At least I finished one project....

I think this might be in the running for the world's smallest chalk paint project.  I painted it with a few drops of Old White ASCP, gave it a coat of clear wax, and then distressed it just a little.  Did I need to use chalk paint?  No, but I was using this color for the base coat on a shelf and figured I had a few extra seconds to squeeze in one more quick project.

That's the "before" key hole in the center.  This was part of the hardware stash I recently purchased at an antique show.

I glued the little watch face on back with E6000 and topped it off with a tiny rhinestone.  Pearls and glass beads were added to the chain, then a decorative antiqued connector was attached to the top screw hole.

My one and only completed project so far this week.  
The shelf is still waiting for a coat of wax.


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27 comments:

Full Circle Creations said...

Very cute!

Holly

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Very creative and unique!
Cindy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks and sounds like you accomplished more than I did being creative, and with pretty results!
Temps rising here, but humidity down today, which is unusual for the MidSouth - especially after a storm rolled thru Monday. Not complaining, as the well known humidity/heat here is rapidly approaching.
Enjoy your evening.

Anne said...

Betsy,
That is so pretty.Love all of your finds too.I have one of those old faucet knobs.I don't know what to do with it.I found it in our tool box in our garage.I think it came from my husbands Grandfathers house.Any ideas?
((((Hugs))))
Anne

Kathryn said...

Hi Betsy!
It's taken me a few days to pick my jaw up off the floor enough to comment on your stunning creations, exclamation points x 100. Really!
And, now this stunning necklace...! I love every detail in all of them!
Okay, I need to take a breath now.
xo
kat
P.S. come on over the mountain and you won't be hot anymore! 60's here.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i just love your creations!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great design, Betsy. I have a large detached garage that gets really hot when the temp rises, so I completely understand calling it quits. Glad you were able to get this little beauty done.

Diane Writes said...

Though it was the only thing you had for now, it still stood as the best Betsy. I love that chalk paint effect. It makes it look more classic and elegant vintage.

Penny said...

Your work is just beautiful! I love the key necklaces the best! Penny

Kathy said...

The white paint looks perfect - nice vision!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So charming, Betsy...I love the combination of the watch face and keyhole!

Karen Bates said...

Just lovely...as always..you are just too darn creative!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is by far my most favorite piece you've created! I love everything about this and the fact that you squeezed in that little clock face and rhinestone in the opening is unbelievable!

Peggy said...

Another success! I like the chalk paint on it.

Connie Mercer said...

I love the flat keys, but I never know what to do with the rest of the door parts~this look fantastic!!!

outjunking said...

Those key holes are always so sharp looking when you get done with them. Putting that rhinestone in the middle very rich looking.

Goldie said...

You always make such neat things from random things! I would have put the keyhole on a door not a necklace lol.

Pam said...

Catching up on your blog after time off for vacation. You have been busy with jewelry. So many lovely necklaces, it is difficult to choose a fav. Really like the ones with the clip earrings. OH and your earrings are lovely also.

~ Laura said...

That's a gorgeous piece!!! If that was all I'd done all week I'd be pretty darn proud of myself!! :) I just love it so much!!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Lovely and unique AS ALWAYS!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this new design. You can always see a way to turn things into treasures! The necklaces in the post before this one still have me coming back to look! Enjoy your week!

Liz - Imageremix said...

You have such incredible ideas, Betsy. I was looking forward to seeing what you did with all those cool things your found. You didn't disappoint! Love that the watch face peeks through and that you painted and distressed this little object and made a necklace out of it too! Just great!
Liz

EllenaElizabeth said...

Very cute and a great re-use of pre-loved materials.

Stephanie said...

I just love your vision! I have a jar of those old keyhole things but would never have thought of making a necklace. Genius!

Laura said...

I absolutely love this! It's such a unique piece- would love to have it in my collection:) I would never have thought to turn a keyhole into a neclace- very creative!

thistlewoodfarm said...

This is totally amazing! I love this project and I totally pinned it :)

Thanks for the inspiration.

blessings,
karianne

must love junk said...

Love it! It reminds me of the one I got from you :)
Susan