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  • Handmade
  • Materials: wood, ivory, chalk paint, paint pens, white piano keys, ivory piano keys, wood glue

  • Height: 7 inches
  • Width: 4 inches
  • Depth: 1.5 inches

LOVE LETTERS: "WITH YOU I AM HOME"

You've seen blocks that spell words with special significance, but I'll bet you've never seen any quite like these ivory keys. The genuine ivory keytop tail is still intact. In the place of the keytop head is a white letter (or red heart) on a painted background. These hand-painted lettered keys can lie down or stand up independently on a table or shelf; or alternatively, with a sawtooth hanger on the back, they may be hung on the wall. This feature is only available on the models that include ebony (black) keys. These pieces have been glued together to form a single unit. This new design is a huge improvement over the original one of individual keys.

So, why are they missing their keytop heads? I'm glad you asked! I was busy painting ivory keytops for my Ivory Illustrations series, but that left me with quite a few ivory keys that were missing their keytop heads. As I looked at them sitting there on the workbench one night, I thought of lettered blocks, and the idea was born to create the same thing with the piano keys.

Next came the issue of finding a name for my new creations. They are keys with letters on them... letters that spell things that we love... so it just seemed natural to call them "Love Letters."

Do you want a different message? different colors? all the same color? Request a special order and I'll make one with your own message and color scheme.


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"Love Letters" is perfect for any musician or lover of music. Buy it for yourself or as a gift for the valued musician in your life. These pieces make excellent gifts for students, teachers, choir directors, band/orchestra conductors, or just someone who loves and appreciates music. Take up a collection and make it a gift from the whole group! "Love Letters" also works well when combined with other piano art to form an ensemble.

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NOTE ABOUT UPCYCLING: Because I use discarded pianos, many of which are 100 years old or more, each piece by nature will have some minor defects and show some signs of "wear and tear." They may also appear somewhat dirty, despite my knuckle-scraping efforts to get them clean. (Solid wood pieces get a sink bath, but felt pieces can only be scrubbed with a dry wire or nylon brush.) Not only that, but each piece varies slightly from the next, making your purchase a one-of-a-kind. Any parts that are not indigenous to the piano are purchased new; only the piano parts are upcycled.

NOTE ABOUT IVORY: Some of my piano key creations are made with genuine ivory keys. I do not promote the modern-day harvesting of ivory, and I had nothing to do with the choice of material used to make the keys; however, it seems honorable to the animals who contributed a part of themselves that we preserve their contribution in the form of art rather than letting it go to waste in a landfill. If the use of ivory offends you, please let me know and I'll make sure that the item you receive is made with a synthetic substitute. Conversely, if you prefer ivory, please tell me, and that's what I'll send you. Special orders may take 1-2 weeks to fill, but I'll let you know right away if there will be a delay in sending your order.

Dimensions: approx. 4" (10cm) wide x 7" (35cm) tall x 1.5" (4cm) deep
Approx. Weight: 6 oz

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Holly Johnston Feb 6, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I love this piece! It is so neat. I bought it as a Valentine's Day present for my husband, even though he jokes that it was for me. It will sit in a proud position on our family piano - not too far from the Solfege triplet piece that I also purchased. The seller was amazing to work with and she really cares that her artwork has a good home. The shipping was quick and I was excited to receive it.

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Linda M. Dec 2, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This turned out better than I ever could have expected! It is BEAUTIFUL!!! Angela made this gift for me. She was also able to work within my time frame - even with the holiday. The description on the back was an unexpected, wonderful addition. The price was more than fair, and this gift is truly one of a kind! (I didn't take off the decorative band because I'm gifting this piece, but I moved it down to show the amazing artwork.)

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Suzanne02 Feb 4, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Working with Angela on this customized "Middle C" gift made it feel special and from the heart. She happily answered my questions, and worked with me and my ideas! It was a gift for my husband for our anniversary. It was made of two pianos (like the two of us), 14 pieces (for our 14th anniversary), and with ivory keys (the traditional gift). It was definitely much easier than breaking down a piano to make something myself... which I was strongly considering! He really likes it, and was impressed that I was able to give the traditional (yet now unconventional) gift! Thanks so much!

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Holly Johnston Feb 6, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love my beautiful piano artwork. After playing piano for many years and now teaching my sons piano, I was so amazed at this unique artwork. My husband purchased this for me as a Mother's Day gift. It will be hung above our family piano. Angela was such a sweet and thoughtful seller to work with. It was quickly shipped and so well made. I love it!

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