Tuesday, May 7, 2013

lost keys

my dad gave me a huge ziplock bag full of old keys
I made a wind chime with them


I wish you could hear how it sounds 
(if I were techie, I could upload a video)
I strung them in such a way that they all jangle on each other


he also gave me brass buttons from his uncle's uniform
I strung them up from this mustard tin I've been saving


you can see blue sky and green trees in the background
it's really here
spring, that is
winter seems like it was just a dream on a day like this

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I'm slowly catching up on comments
thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such kind words and thoughts!
it's been a crazy few days



13 comments:

amy of four corners design said...

love the windchime...all those glorious keys...the weather has been unbelievable here...will we really have a summer here in the PNW this year...

PamelaArtsinSF said...

What a good idea for the keys!

Yvonne said...

I bet they do sound good. Neat idea!

Sue said...

Makes you wonder about all the doors and cupboards and clocks that those keys once fitted:)

sukipoet said...

brilliant wind chimes! glad the weather is good. here too. just a gorgeous 10 days. cold in the am, but summer-like in the pm. i LOVE spring.

Halle said...

Great idea for keys! I have a jar of keys myself. I keep thinking I'll work them into some art project. :)

Caterina Giglio said...

you are simply the most resourceful artist ... this is so fun!

cjsrq said...

I love the sound of windchimes and yours are so unique and clever.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love the mustard tin. I bet those keys sound great tinkling away in the wind. xox

Gayle Price said...

Such pretty wind chimes, love the brass buttons. Who would have thought old keys could look , and sound so good when "artistically" strung together. Hope your 'crazy' weeks turn into 'calm' weeks. xx

Kim Mailhot said...

Sweet upcycling !!
Happy Spring days, Kim!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Bloomin' brilliant ... love it Kimmie.

Also pleased to read - all in one visit, I'm still so behind with everyone - that after the horror of discovering your were employed at Walmart (!) you are now getting the card fraud thing sorted :)

Becca said...

Oo! I love your key wind chime! I bet is sounds nice!