Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Flying Keys

I was so inspired by Margaret's winged hammered spoons, that I thought I would try giving flight to some keys.



I made up four of these to sell at two different Christmas "boutiques". One is the Bhukwini Boutique at Shoal Creek Community Church. The proceeds help a group of women in Africa to have cottage industries to support their families. My mom said, "you know it's easier sometimes just to give a cash donation." I replied, "Yeah, but I don't have cash. I have lots of raw materials". :)

8 comments:

Joanna said...

Love this.......and love your Mom too! The patina of that key is gorgeous, and I really like the wire mesh with the paint glooped on. Very kind of you to make these to raise money for others.

Have a lovely day,

xxx

Linda said...

Suuuuuuuuperb!!! Love all the rust.

~*~Patty S said...

cash could never compare with your creativity Nathalie ... everything looks better with wings ... fab keys and what you've done with them!

bet they'll fly off the shelves too ;)
oxo

La Dolce Vita said...

lovely!!

ooglebloops said...

GReat keys!!! I checked out your link - am now following her blog too!

bad penny said...

He He I like your answer ! We get elderly ladies making cushions & cutting up labels for us to sell / use in the charity shop. They like to keep busy & it helps us too.
These are wonderful.

Patti said...

Nathalie - these are fabulous (love the suspender clips:) - and I admire you for creating for others... what a great cause.

Jeanie said...

You're like me! Short on cash, big on supplies! Beautiful -- and a wonderful thing to do!