The following keys all fell apart at one time or another and needed to be re-glued, additionally glued, re-resined, and re-resined again. Nevertheless…the key making continues and here I am having completed 435 keys. That’s four hundred and thirty-five. I thought I was at 445 until I realized that I’d numbered the stickers wrong…oh well. Pressing on!
Key 432 is very large – 15″ x 8″. It’s made out of part of a shuffleboard pole, a piece of a fancy candlestick, a discounted Christmas ornament courtesy of Canadian Tire, gold belt buckles on the one side, silver bracelet sections on the other side, bits of jewelry, rhinestones, beads, and the clip from a clip on earring. This one took a fair bit of time; the large top end kept falling off and needed several coats of glue and resin and three weeks of patience to hold it all together.
Key 433 is also made with a piece of shuffleboard pole. a fancy gold bracket that I don’t remember what it’s from (curtain rod maybe?), piece of bracelet on the end, a bit of curled flower at the base of the top, a piece of gold belt tassel near the bottom (that kept falling off and needed to be glued on three times), a green jewel on the one side and a “diamond” turquoise discounted Christmas pick (that was a good sale at Canadian Tire…).
Key 434 has a flower cameo on one side that’s missing half of its flowers and an ivory cameo on the other side. The bracelet ring at the top of this one was challenged to stay put and now has an abundance of resin surrounding it.
Key 435 has a rather lyrical copper end piece (that also required three gluing attempts); I have no idea what the actual function of this swirly piece of copper is – a Value Village find.