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thekeyofa's Shop Announcement

WELCOME to Key of A® and SureShot™! You've landed in the right place if you are looking for either the widest selection of upcycled jewelry & accessories or the home to the largest selection of artistically designed shotgun & bullet casing jewelry you will find on Etsy.

Key of A® is home to SureShot™, the only fully copyrighted shotgun and bullet casing collection in the United States. You can find select pieces here in the Etsy shop or visit our SureShot Jewelry website at www.sureshotjewelry.com to see the entire collection. You can go to our active Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sureshotjewelry to learn more and be "in the know" for the launch of the site, specials and other promotions.

Key of A® itself is an upcycled jewelry and accessory company that was founded in 2008 with a single typewriter and has blossomed into a smorgasbord of repurposed designs. We hand pick found objects and pieces that speak to our artistic vision and create styles that are wearable and fashion forward.

Welcome and feel free to contact us with your special requests. We house thousands of unique trinkets, objects, and small antiquities as well as an enormous inventory of casings and calibers of shotgun shells, bullet and rifle casings that you will find on Etsy.

Shop around and compare the width and breadth of our work...oh, and we're not scared to photograph and show you the back side of anything we produce as we are true artists and your jewelry and accessories should exude quality workmanship and be finished both front and back! That's what sets the artists from, well, everyone else out there!

Thanks for shopping with us!

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A NOTE ABOUT OUR LISTINGS: All listings will default to First Class. Please contact us PRIOR to purchasing if you would like to have your items shipped via Priority Mail. First Class is $4.95 and Priority is $8.00. After we hear from you, we will alter the listings to reflect Priority and you can complete your purchases. Please refer to our Shop Policies for more information on our Shipping policies: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/thekeyofa/policies

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Key of A® offers upcycled jewelry and accessories for everyone: tie tacks, lapel pins, money clips, cuff links and key chains for the men and all types of jewelry and accessories for the ladies. For the sportsman, hunter, or edgy recipient, Key of A® is the creator of the only shotgun casing jewelry and accessory collection of its kind in the US called SureShot™! We have many personalized designs using anagrams and typewriter keys. We also offer wonderful themed pieces for nurses, hunters, bankers, restauranteurs, and more. We also offer a wide range of railway buttons, fire department buttons and much more.

Have your own trinkets, keepsakes, small antiquities that you would like made into a special design? We do that too! Email us for more details.

Select pieces from SureShot™ is available here in our Etsy shop. We have the widest and highest quality, artisan crafted selection of shotgun and bullet casing jewelry and accessories you can find in the country, featuring items for both men and women. The complete body of work has been fully copyrighted by the US Copyright Office and the owner and creator of the collection has a patent pending for the manufacture of shotgun and bullet casings into jewelry applications.

SureShot designs have been gifted to celebrities Khloe Kardashian, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Georgia Pellegrini with select designs from this popular and ever growing collection. SureShot™ lined the celebrity gift bags at the 2012 Prime Time Emmy Awards as well as the Country Music Awards. Over 185 pieces of stylish, hip, country, biker, rocker, western, steampunk and more are rolled up into this fashion forward one of a kind collection called SureShot™!

If you need more information about Key of A® or want to see even more of the artisan made jewelry and accessories that we offer, visit our website at www.keyofa.com.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

If you are looking for the best in AUTHENTIC upcycled component jewelry and accessories - components such as typewriter keys, skeleton keys, pen nibs, optician lenses, pinbacks, salt shakers, piano keytops, bullet and shotgun casings, transit tokens and more - AND you want the most styles and artistic designs when it comes to ANY TYPE OF UPCYCLED JEWELRY, Key of A® has just the thing where authentic/vintage components and fashion forward thinking come together at the hand of Anne, owner and artisan for over 30 years, creating her own unique line of vintage inspired jewelry and accessories for both men and women.

Her designs are often copied, but never equaled here on Etsy, but know that her designs are her own, copyrighted and reflect her own vintage style. Having a background in art and design clearly shows in all of her work. She has knowledge of different metals, color families, textures, design mechanics, jewelry construction, etc., and everything she produces shows a high level of craftsmanship and it never has an unfinished look, front or back or otherwise compared to others that you see. She has the ability to take found objects and transform these through her mind's eye into new and fashion forward jewelry designs, giving these objects a new lease on life and in a totally new way!

When you want the best quality, best artistry, fashion forward designs with no hodge podge or reproductions, shop Key of A®. We are a green business, upcycling what we can, and properly recycling the rest. Authentic, Handcrafted, Made in the USA.

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NOTE: Key of A® has been producing typewriter key jewelry for many years and many of the newer Etsy shops that are now creating this type of jewelry have picked up on many of our design ideas and have tried to duplicate our work. Again, they are copies, but do not equal our original work. Please know that these designs were created by Key of A®. We have the largest line of typewriter key jewelry and accessories out there to date and are adding new designs all the time! We strive to produce a variety of styles that are suitable for everyday wear and are of a nature that matches the era of the keys we utilize. We don't sacrifice these valuable keys by placing them in a cup and hanging them on a chain, nor do we create hodge podge mixes of keys like so many of the other guys. More importantly, beware of those that reproduce typewriter keys or open them up and replace the key legends. We do not! All of our keys are authentic and taken from antique typewriters that are no longer in service.

We offer consistency and wearability in all of our creations, with attention to detail and quality. We continue to offer new and interesting designs that will preserve these keys in a classy and upcycled way for years to come! Shop and compare - we know you'll return to our shop to make your purchases!
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LEGAL NOTE regarding our SureShot™Jewelry collection. Our collection is registered with the US Copyright Office. Our manufacturing process for shotgun and bullet casings has been granted a patent pending at this time by the US Patent and Trademark Office. We will pursue and prosecute any infringers on Etsy that copy our designs to the full extent of the law.
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If you are a retailer, gun or tactical shop, high end boutique or western wear shop, we are always looking for new retail partners. We have wholesaling opportunities available in several states to carry this exclusive collection. Please convo us with your request to sales[at]thekeyofa.com.

We are 35 year artisans and the quality and craftsmanship we provide reflects our skills. We care about your clothing, your ear lobes, your skin, and most of all we want your jewelry to display excellent workmanship, be finished aesthetically on both sides and of course be wearable "go-to" jewelry for many years to come. As artists we "design" jewelry with the casings, we don't simply purchase cheap zinc alloy pendants of any and all types and glue bullets and shotgun casing to them, calling them jewelry and worse, calling themselves artists!

SureShot uses only USA produced and plated components, only USA packaging, most of it recycled or organic and our leather is also produced right here in the US.

COPYRIGHT NOTE: OUR SURESHOT DESIGNS ARE COPYRIGHTED AND OWNED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE KEY OF A, LLC SO PLEASE REFRAIN FROM REPRODUCING ANY OF OUR WORK OR FINDING INSPIRATION FROM OUR DESIGNS BY LINGERING IN OUR SHOP EVERY DAY. WE DO MONITOR THE NEW SHOPS OPENING AND WILL SEND NOTICE. IF YOU RECEIVE A NOTICE, PLEASE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AS OUR ATTORNEYS WILL PURSUE ANY AND ALL INSTANCES OF INFRINGEMENT, PLAGERISM, ETC. LICENSING AGREEMENTS ARE AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONVO US FOR DETAILS. PLEASE SEE OUR FULL COPYRIGHT NOTICE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.SURESHOTJEWELRY.COM. THANK YOU!

Thanks for visiting us and we hope you find something you like!

FOR KEY OF A FANS:
Follow us on Twitter: @thekeyofa
Visit our website: www.thekeyofa.com
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FOR SURESHOT FANS:
Visit our website: www.sureshotjewelry.com
Follow us on Twitter: @sureshotjewelry
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sureshotjewelry
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WHOLESALING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE for both Key of A® and SureShot™: Contact us at info [!at] thekeyofa.com. For our SureShot collection, please visit our website at www.sureshotjewelry.com and click on the "Become A Retailer" link on the top or bottom of the Home Page. A retailer application is available to fill out to start the process of opening an account with us. Just want to inquire? Please email us at wholesale [!at] sureshotjewelry.com for more information.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.