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Bronze Fairy Lock and Key by MythicalFolk Bronze Fairy Lock and Key by MythicalFolk
The main piece of this necklace is a hand painted bronze fairy charm. Hanging from her wings is a keyhole, which is painted with the same bronze color and buffed for highlights. Hanging from the keyhole is a small key charm with decorative bronze chain. Adding a touch of color are two navy beads hanging from each bottom wing.

This was seriously fun to make. :)

You can see more photos of this piece and others in my Etsy shop : [link]

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klacinda Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
really nice love the colour/tone you've used
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MythicalFolk Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Thank you. :)
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have some beautiful jewelry! :D
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MythicalFolk Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thank you. :heart:
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LunaDormis Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! Such an elegant piece! <3 The flow is really nice
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MythicalFolk Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thank you. :D
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ChibiNeko112 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh... the beauty... my eyes... can't... take it..........
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MythicalFolk Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Haha, thanks. XD
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ChibiNeko112 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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ADesignByErin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing! I love the design and would love to make this kind of thing. Any tips?
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MythicalFolk Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thanks. :) Sure, is there anything specific you would like to know?
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ADesignByErin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! Um... I'll just list what comes to mind. ^^
Where do you get components?
How do you form a design?
Any other advice?
Thanks!
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MythicalFolk Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Several different places : Ebay, Etsy, retail stores, flea markets, broken jewelry... If I'm looking for a specific piece, I'll look online for it, but sometimes I get pieces I've taken apart or are broken to use at random.

Designing comes to me in three forms. I'll think of an idea in my head and form it further around what components I can find - I take what I already own and form a design (leftover, broken, or pieces I don't use often that need to go) - I design as I am shopping for new items. Sometimes I sketch designs. I'll scale what I find online to see how it will look before I order the new parts. Then other times I just lay pieces out or put them together to see how they look. I did the very thing with this fairy necklace.

Those are pretty much my top advice points - spend time looking for components, spend time coming up with designs, and spend time experimenting when you have the items in hand.
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ADesignByErin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, thanks so much! This is really helpful. Thank you for sharing, a lot of jewelry makers are so secretive.
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MythicalFolk Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
No problem. :)

I think the reasons some are secretive are 1) there isn't much of a secret and 2) it is a growing field and becoming increasingly competitive. Where to find components and tools is the main reason for withholding information, in my opinion. They're easier to find than a lot of people let on. I mean, I get some of mine at Walmart. Everyone knows Walmart.

Your creativity, ability to work with the materials (whether they be the normal jewelry making materials or others you bring into the mix), and networking are what get you places.
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ADesignByErin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I agree. I hate that it's not as much of a community.
Thank you again for the advice!
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MythicalFolk Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
No problem. :)
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xivi-xxii Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Wowww so pretty!!
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xivi-xxii Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Wowww so pretty!!
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MythicalFolk Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thank you. :)
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xivi-xxii Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome :iconsmilieplz:
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