Wednesday, March 28, 2012

No! I Don't Have The Key!...But I Know Where To Find It!!

           Now that I have my custom ordered headbands done and shipped, I've got one thing on my mind...keychains!...I've got to re-fashion my crocheted brooches in my Wuglyees Etsy shop into some cute, useful and...something people wanna buy...keychains! ^_^
       I got a few clues of how I want them to look from the keychains I'm gonna show you today...The camera keychain in the header photo...besides being a really cute keychain in its own right...gave me the clue that if I'm gonna sell my crochet keychains I'd better take some better pictures of them. O_O I haven't re-looked at them since I first started my shop over 3 years ago!...

         These cut little owls reminded me not to forget color...and cuteness!


      The one below helped me to appreciate that it might be a good idea to have a space inside the keychain to keep a key, some candy or something!...

            And...oh yeah!...don't skimp on the colors! ^_^

       And these make personalization seem like a really good idea!...

        ...but I don't think I'm gonna try personalization with my crocheted keychains. I'm not about embroidery or cross stitch this go around!...You're on your own with this one, RiverValleyJewelry! ^_^

        I love, love, love the idea of a retro look though! And this mushroom keychain has that look all mushroomed up!...

        In fact, most of the crochet brooches and keychains in my shop could probably fit into the retro category! :-) More because I'm from that generation...the 70s...and retro is what I am!...whether I wanna be or not! ^_^

       Truth be told though, while I love all of the above keychains, my niche is crochet. So, I had to get a little inspiration from people who "crochet" keychains too!...

        Inspiration received! :-) ...These two 'really' gave me inspiration...and courage!...Courage that I'm probably on the right track this time, reconditioning my brooches into keychains ! :-] ...So, here's a few of the brooches from my shop that you can look forward to seeing re-conditioned pretty soon!...

        I'm going to turn them into pocketbook keychains for the woman who doesn't wanna fish around in her pocketbook for hours looking for a key. These large, soft keychains will be right up on top in your pocketbook every time! ^_^ ...Think gas station keychain....but smaller, softer and prettier! LOL...{Don't even try to tell me that you've never been traveling on a long trip somewhere, and you just had to...HAD TO...use the facilities, and you never had 'Bubba the gas station attendant' hand you the key to the restroom...attached to a huge inflated tire, or an anvil, or some other monstrosity that you were embarrassed to be seen carrying!! LOL}
       And even if you don't have any plans for buying keychains rigt now, I'd love to hear any suggestions you all might have for making them more "Add To Cart"-able! ^_^ Other than just got 'really' dark outside! O_O and it's 10:45 a.m.! The sky looks like a bad storm is afoot!, I'm done for today!...Have a good one, Everybody! :-]

  Describe The Sky

Evoking awe and bouts of wonder.
Such inspiration, you just want to cry.
With birds high-flying, and winds a blowing,
what words would you use to describe the sky?

Would you say, whether clouds are upon it,
that it blankets a wondrous space?
Or would you be more awed and humbled,
hoping there you would find God's face?

I would say that when standing quiet,
looking up at the sun or moon,
there's a feeling of peaceful oneness
that I hope won't go away too soon.

Evoking bouts of awe and wonder
was probably what it was designed to do;
That is, besides giving off light and weather,
and the most spectacular view!


  1. Super great post! I love little trinkets like key chains. Thanks so much for including my "Mr. and Mrs." key chains on your lovely post!

    1. Awwww! Thanks Danielle! ^_^ And keep up the good work too!

  2. Thank you for including my key rings in this wonderful blog!

    1. It was my pleasure to share your key rings! :-)

  3. Thank you so very much for including my retro mushroom keychain in this beautiful blog.

  4. Great shares! Thanks so much for including my little owl keychains :) I've reconditioned many an item in my shop too. It's fun to let the creativity flow isn't it? :)

    1. Thank you, Beth!:-) It was my pleasure to share your owl keychains!...And yes...yes it is fun to let the creativity bug fly!! LOL

  5. Cute keychains! I can't wait to see what you do with yours.

  6. So many cute keychain choices! Very pretty and the one I would need would have a ring on it to put through my nose so I wouldn't misplace the stupid could have one of those retractable strings so it would reach the key luck I would forget to hold on and it would fly back and hit me in the eye...I think I've had too much diet pepsi with caffeine today!

    1. Ha! Ha! You gave me a visual, with you and a black eye, and a keyring through your nose, that I'm gonna have to burn out of my skull now! LOL...Uhhh....definitely sounds like too much diet Pepsi!! ^_^

  7. What cute keychains! I used to collect them when I was a young teen. I had a handbag with buckles on it and I used to add all of my cute little chains to them.
    I like the idea of keychains with little pockets you can hide things in like a coin, a lolly/candy or maybe even a couple of dollar notes.
    Whichever you choose to make I hope they sell like hotcakes :)

    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence on my keychains, Jo! :-) I hope I can figure out some way to make them cute enough for people to wanna click and buy them!!...or collect them! (Wouldn't that be great! ^_^)


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