magiccloset

The Magic Closet

Wisconsin, United States · 3688 Sales

magiccloset

The Magic Closet

Wisconsin, United States 3688 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome to The Magic Closet. I hope that you will find something you like for yourself or a gift. My typewriter key jewelry and spoon jewelry are a great way to recycle and keep the vintage pieces alive for years to come. Each item is handcrafted by myself with careful selection of materials. All of my typewriter creations are made with authentic, vintage typewriter & cash register keys from the 1900's-1940's. Due to the age and authenticity of the keys some may have slight imperfections which adds to the charm of the keys.

If you don't see just what you are looking for just let me know and I would be happy to do a custom order for you. Please check out my Swarovski Crystal Jewelry and beaded jewelry in my other ETSY shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/magicclosetbling

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Last updated on Apr 20, 2016

Welcome to The Magic Closet. I hope that you will find something you like for yourself or a gift. My typewriter key jewelry and spoon jewelry are a great way to recycle and keep the vintage pieces alive for years to come. Each item is handcrafted by myself with careful selection of materials. All of my typewriter creations are made with authentic, vintage typewriter & cash register keys from the 1900's-1940's. Due to the age and authenticity of the keys some may have slight imperfections which adds to the charm of the keys.

If you don't see just what you are looking for just let me know and I would be happy to do a custom order for you. Please check out my Swarovski Crystal Jewelry and beaded jewelry in my other ETSY shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/magicclosetbling

Gail Selby

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About

How I began making Typewriter Key Jewelry and Spoon Jewelry

I began creating jewelry for myself. As a woman who loves jewelry I had ideas of things that I would love to wear. I started with beading and before I knew it I had more jewelry than I could wear myself and began giving my handcrafted jewelry to family and friends as gifts.

While shopping at a local thrift shop I found some very beautiful pieces of antique silver plate spoons. I knew that I could do something fun and creative with them, so I purchased them and made wind chimes out of them. I started researching the silver plated spoons to try to find the names of the patterns. I saw how popular many of the patterns were. Together with my husband we started to cut the spoons and began creating spoon earrings and pendant necklaces. I listed my spoon jewelry on a popular auction website and began selling them quickly. A very nice gal that I sold spoon jewelry to suggested that I check out ETSY.com as she thought that my spoon jewelry would sell well on that website. Shortly after I opened my ETSY.com shop The Magic Closet.

While out shopping at garage sales, I came upon an antique typewriter for a very reasonable price. I knew that I needed to have it but was unsure what I would do with it. I just keep thinking of the history behind the old typewriter and wondered who’s fingers may have crossed the key board. What were they writing and for whom? Before I knew it the typewriter began collecting more dust in the garage and my husband said either do something with this thing or out it goes. The typewriter was very dirty and did not work. So we cut off the keys and discarded the rest of the machine. Soon the idea came that this too could become jewelry. It would be a great way to keep the history of the vintage typewriters while at the same time recycling or upcycling the keys. I began with a typewriter key bracelet for myself and soon decided that this is something that I would like to share with others. I then branched out to typewriter key earrings, pendant necklaces and more. As I still enjoy beading I often add Swarovski Crystals to many of my typewriter key earrings and pendants. I then expanded my ETSY shop to include typewriter key jewelry as well as my spoon jewelry.

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  • Bay Beach Arts and Craft Show

    Bay Beach Amusement Park, 1313 Bay Beach Ct.

    Green Bay, WI

    Oct 1

    A large craft show with hand made items only. High quality sellers.

  • Bay Port 2016 Craft Faire and Gift Sale

    Bay Port High School, 2710 Lineville Rd

    Green Bay, WI

    Nov 5

    Large event with booths in the gym and cafeteria areas. Great gifts for everyone with a large variety of venders.

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    De Pere High School, 1700 Chicago St

    Depere, WI

    Nov 26

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 31, 2016
Welcome to The Magic Closet. I hope that you will find something you like for yourself or a gift. My typewriter key jewelry and spoon jewelry are a great way to recycle and keep the vintage items alive for years to come. Each item is handcrafted by myself with careful selection of materials. If you don't see just what you are looking for just let me know and I would be happy to do a custom order for you. Custom orders for wedding parties or special occasions are always welcome. Enjoy.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept PayPal, credit cards, ETSY gift cards or money orders.
Shipping
I ship next business day of when payment is received. I ship USPS first class mail. Priority mail is available by request for an additional fee depending on rates. .

International Buyers – Please Note:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me if there is an issue with the quality of the jewelry or any problems with the jewelry. I strive to make your purchase hassle free and enjoyable. I stand behind my jewelry and will work with you to resolve any issues that may arise.

I do no offer refunds or exchanges on custom orders.