I love old keys and simply had to try and use one or two as mandrels for my glass beading - this was not without some danger and on a couple of occasions I had to dodge hot glass and metal due to my improvised turning device!
However I'm pleased I persevered as I think this is a really pretty little bead, I have made two matching beads one just above the pendant and one forms a slider with which to adjust the length of the overall piece. I formed the copper spiral and it has been beaten and patinated to give it the old world charm.
I've named this as part of the Denim Collection, as I just felt this was crying out to worn dressed casual with jeans and a sweater.
Many thanks for looking