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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:


"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:…

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


[ :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.
:w00t: ]

Respect � Tea Photography.
ALL work produced by Tea of � Tea Photography is protected, and shall NOT be reproduced, altered, or used in ANY kind of way.
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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.
WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconwonderful-world: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Wonderful Wednesdays feature…
TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous! :la:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, Gabby! :heart:
TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :wave:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Artist
8-) friend.... :hug:... how are are you today... :sun:
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.
But I'm doign the best I can, thank you, :hug:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Artist

You always do.. :hug:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely :heart: love keys
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aww, I love the way you put that!
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