One of my very loyal customers loves keys. And so when she emailed me and said please make another key necklace for me. Please baby baby please. I knew I had to. Plus I’m a key lover from way back.
She has one I made similar to this one. It takes time, but it’s a loving journey.
I start with brass wire – 18 gauge. I make millions or trillions or even katillions of jump rings. And I put them together in a two-loop by two-loop pattern. At first the chain is impossibly short. And I look at it and wonder how in the world am I going to finish it. But I keep going, two loops at a time. And it grows. And grows. And is done.
I tumble it to smooth out the rough edges and the tumbled chain feels so good to the touch. I just want to run it through my hands over and over. I darkened the chain and added the keys spacing them based on color and size. Key necklaces are yummy. Lot of love went into this one.