Recently, Leslie at The Bead Garden (www.thebeadgarden.com) got some in the store, and we both were itching to make up samples using the keys.
Instead of hanging my key vertically, I decided to wire it horizontally to chain, to act as a cross bar.
I added more chain below the key and brought the two ends together by wiring on the fish 'heart' bead. A ring hangs below the heart, giving me a place from which to dangle shorter pieces of chain and charms. .
|Deciding which charms and beads to use was tough! |
I varied the length of chain for each charm, so they had some 'breathing' room.
I stuck to a mono-chromatic palette, but Leslie used color to make her keys pop. Go to her facebook page to see her design (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bead-Garden/151078615990). And, if you're local, stop in to pick up the supplies to create one for yourself!