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The Key of Compassion by TeaPhotography The Key of Compassion by TeaPhotography
Dedicated to my supportive guy friends:
:icondragonschest: :iconlayaboutjoe: :iconcorvidae65: :icongeak-of-nature: :iconarte-de-junqueiro: :iconphilippel:
who I thank specifically for their recent involvements and active interests in recent times for their support of The Shelter Project.

Every bit, means a whole lot! :icongrouphugplz:

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"The Key of Compassion" is just the first of many in this style I intend to work on. :aww:
I have had a penchant for antique keys for many years by now! I collect them by searching in off beat antique stores and some other odd resources. They tend to range greatly in their own style, size, origin, age, price and worth. It's very interesting to me! :nod:

I decided to take my interest in old keys, and begin to "bead" them into viable pieces of wearable jewelry.
This is my first one, and I love it!! :heart:  It's beaded and wire-wrapped on my medium grade wire, (if you need exact, I can tell you dimensions- I have three strengths/widths).
The beads are glass, polymer clay, and tiny seed beeds.

The keys in the background are some from a collection I got from Christmas including a gigantic one inside the tea cup, that you can't see well, and are not included. ;)

Certain keys, like the ones in the background, will likely never be used, because it would make such jewelry too expensive--

But no worries, I know where to go for awesome antique keys in the right price range to make affordable jewerly. :la:

(I've already made a 2nd one, about this same size, but a different style key completely, all different shades of green beads, but most of them semi-precious stones, so it would be more expensive than this one because of that, and it is currently on a green cord to match the green beads... )

I can't wait to make more! :boogie:

:note: As always ALL jewelry goes to The Shelter Project, just like any print or greeting card.
To see more jewelry, on behalf of this project, go here:  teaphotography.deviantart.com/…

PLEASE, NOTE me or SEND email for Questions! :heart:

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[ :note: NOTE: Thank you, in advance, for any :+fav:'s I may receive for this image. :thanks: :aww: :rose: I am honoured and grateful that anyone would think well enough to :+fav: it. :nod: So thank you from the bottom of my heart :heart: . I understand if you don't have time to comment, but thank you for any kind comments, too. :aww:
It's important to know this NOW, as I may NOT be able to do individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
And, if you just came to view, I appreciate that, too.
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:iconcowboyb0b:
cowboyB0B Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really unique. I've never seen anything like it! I love the symbolic meaning behind it
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zootnik Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I think that the jewelry you are making for the shelter is not only beautiful, but so meaningful. Bless you.
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WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconwonderful-world: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Wonderful Wednesdays feature www.deviantart.com/journal/Won…
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TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous! :la:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, Gabby! :heart:
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TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :wave:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Artist
8-)


Hello...my friend.... :hug:... how are are you today... :sun:
Mark
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi Mark! :wave:
Happy to see you, my friend! :cuddle:
I'm okay, I take it day by day, it's been way too busy lately that's for sure.
*sigh*
But I'm doign the best I can, thank you, :hug:
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Artist
8-)

You always do.. :hug:
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely :heart: love keys
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aww, I love the way you put that!
:iconblowkissteaplz:
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Beautifully done! :love:

Lovely gift, Tea! :heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! They are very fun to make! :la:
:iconblowkissteaplz:
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this idea,you are so so good in these!just amazing dedication:heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you my dear Shiny! I appreciate this so much! :love:
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlovelyplz:
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
:iconwowplz:....
What a fantastic idea my sweet sis...
Beautiful...:clap::heart:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are such a doll to me!! :cuddle:
Thank you dearly!
:iconloveyouplz:
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
You are really welcome...:nod::iconaawplz::hug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014

Very cool creative idea, Tea! :clap:  I am honored to be among the ones this is dedicated to--They are all first rate guys :strong:  Thank you!


:tighthug:

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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
:wave: John! I'm glad you like the idea! :la:
I'm happy to include you, but of course you are included. :hug:
Thanks for everything!
Roaring Tiger by binoftrash
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philippeL Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I am speechless for this other dedication! I love this!
Thank you so much once again, sweetheart :iconbigheartplz:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh, Philippe! :D
I'm happy you like this so much! :heart:
You are ever so welcome, for all of your support.
Roaring Tiger by binoftrash
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philippeL Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always my pleasure, Tea :blowkiss:
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Geak-of-Nature Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so kind, Tea!  Thank you for this dedication!  It's such a creative idea, too! :hug:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
:wave: Ray! You are so welcome, but your support has always been so appreciated!
:hug:
And I'm thrilled you like the idea! :la:
Roaring Tiger by binoftrash
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Geak-of-Nature Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much also for all the wonderful comments and the :+fav:s!  It's so encouraging! :hug: :heart:
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LayaboutJoe Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014

Thank you very much, Tea, for putting my avatar in your dedication!  It's an honor to be there, my friend.  I suppose keys to cities would be a bit too large for jewelry?  Oh, well.  Such keys would probably be difficult to obtain, in any case.

:nod:

I love your idea of "key jewelry" because all too many old keys no longer have access to the locks they once called home.  This way they can be carried about as in days gone by, appear in public and exchange yarns about the locks they once knew.

:D
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are ever-so-welcome Joe, my friend! It's an honour for me that you have been so helpful and supportive. :aww:
Keys to the cities?? :D Hmmmm!
Well, that would be quite some *bling* there I think! :nod:

The thing about antique keys, is that on the one hand they are useless anymore, with not knowing where they belong and what they unlock anymore... but it give them this sense of mystery and wonder... which is just fun, but they look so interesting, too, that I think they shouldn't be hidden away in drawers! What better way to have them out and about, and as YOU have already stated better than I could... "exchanging yarns about the locks they once knew."

:clap:
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LayaboutJoe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014

Tea, I'm picturing a whole flock of antique keys with little wings; and they're all flying to their former homeshomes which may no longer exist.  We should follow them!  It might be sad in many cases, though, watching some of them circling endlessly over expanses of asphalt where their homes once stood.  Of course, the tinier keys would probably be searching for jewelry boxes or desks....  No, it's too sad.  Never mind.

key to the city by nero231

*needs some sleep*

;)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
:lol: No, no, I love it!!! I was right there with you! I like the way you think...
You weave some good yarn! ;)
Tsss Feeble attempt to give you a good compliment! :XD:

Great key find image there, too! :la:

I do hope you got some sleep though, if that's what you needed...
seems like that is the big thing I could always use more of. :nod:

:sleep:
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Writer
This is a great idea Tea, and thanks so ever much for including me in the dedication... :hug:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Truly my pleasure, David. :cuddle:
And I'm happy you like the idea. :aww:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What a beautiful idea :love:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yay! Thrilled you think so! :boogie:
:rose4you: by spongee0990
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great idea - and thanks so much for the very kind dedication dearest Tea!! :tighthug:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you think so... I wondered. :aww:
And of course you are welcome for the dedication... after all! You know! :hug:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice indeed
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thankies so very much!! :cuddle:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome :hug:
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