Monday, February 1, 2010

Keys to Wear

Say you've got an antique typewriter. It's not worth much, despite its age. But the keys, they're something else. They show wear from years of use. You imagine the papers, documents, stories written for decades. It's inspirational. And you can think of nothing cooler than to... wear them on your wrist?

I would. I keep my eyes open not only for typewriters to fill my collection, but for one from which the buttons could be used to make a bracelet. I might have mine say believe or write often, something visual that would encourage me to press on.
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What would you have yours say?
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Photo from Google images.

52 comments:

She Writes said...

find~beauty, That is what mine would say.

Rebecca Nazar said...

*Whispers so not to arose attention, for some may think her crazy* My muses name.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Ooh--a bracelet like that would be so cool!

Hmm... maybe "faith". :0)

dirtywhitecandy said...

These are gorgeous. I really want one. I'd have a ring with my initial. Will probably have much better ideas when I've gone back to my WIP and am supposed to be concentrating on that.

Seriously, though,if you're thinking of selling them, I want one!

Capri K said...

How cute is that!!??

Mine would say....AJACK
It's all of our initials. I actually beaded a bracelet with this. It's my "mothers ring"!

Adam said...

Mine'd say "ritar."

Adam

Tamika: said...

What a lovely idea! I wouldn't know what to say...Hmm, something to mull over.

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

What a great idea to use the old keys for jewelry especially with a writing message!

Mine would say "Write On!"

Jeanette Levellie said...

Oh, Oh, I want one of these. Are you starting a business on the side? I think you should!

Mine would say "Nutty with a dash of meat," my tag line.

Love this idea!

thedomesticfringe said...

I'd need to wear a lot of keys right now!

No Regrets
Believe Truth
Life Without Fear
Let God be God
Step Away From The Chips

-FringeGirl

Terri Tiffany said...

I love that idea:))
I think I would want mine to say persevere.

Melanie Avila said...

Did you know AB has such a bracelet?

Mine would say "breathe" or something equally cheesy. I was actually thinking about getting a teeny tiny tattoo on my wrist. A bracelet might be easier...

Slamdunk said...

I would want something like "All the World is My Jordan", but I would need a bigger wrist or be forced to create a belt with the letters.

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Love this concept (and unusual jewelry).

Here are some:
Risk Tall and Wide
Create Something
Engage

My thoughts for now. :D
~ Wendy

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Love those! Not sure what mine would say. I'm trying to figure out how many letters would go around my wrist...

Joanne said...

I'd have to choose one of my favorite inspirations, no matter if it's for writing or any endeavor in life ... "Own it."

Katie Ganshert said...

What a cool idea! Type writer bracelets!

Jill said...

What an awesome idea! I think mine would say, "Why aren't you writing?"

Mason Canyon said...

I never would have thought of using the keys like that. Such a neat idea. What to say, what about "Type More" or "Remember Me."

Thanks again for the great project.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Janna, I never would have thought, but what an amazing idea!

"Write obediently." is what I'd have mine read.

JLC said...

*Spits tea on keyboard* ROFL!! Adam is teh funneh!

Perhaps mine would look something like this..

(:>~

Regina Quentin said...

Oh wow. What a great concept. I'd love to have one that says "compassion" or a way too long one that says "beauty is in the eye of the reader".

Susan R. Mills said...

That is awesome! I think my bracelet would say believe too. I like that one.

Patti said...

Definitely a cool idea. I might have to keep my eyes open for some.

Probably BELIEVE would be mine.

Constance Marie said...

Cool idea! I love collecting antique typewriters but had never thought of making it into jewelry. Mine would probably say, "Lighten up" or "Smile a little"

Kaity Hall said...

Mine could probably say "Commit" because I need a lot of reminders that I need to commit to this thing called writing if I am ever going to succeed.

~KK~

Sharla said...

I think....it would be "Grace" both for the spirituality of it, and also the name of my first book's mc. Very special name to me.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Do they have one that says, "Put that cookie down!" LOL
Just kidding (half kidding)

I think I'd like "Trust in the Lord"

Lisa Marie Miles said...

What a great idea! Mine would say Create.

Jill Kemerer said...

Such a great idea! I never would have thought of it. Mine would probably say something goofy. I'll have to think about it!

Angie Muresan said...

Aspire, that is what mine would say. That is supper cool, Janna. I want one too now!

Melissa Marsh said...

Grace. :-)

Noelle Nolan said...

Mine would say "start writing"

Kara said...

Oh, I love these. What a great idea! I think I'd like one that said "WB" what I call my hubby or maybe "blessings" or "believe".:)

Cindy said...

Maybe faith or inspire. That's such a clever idea--I'd love one of those!

Journaling Woman said...

Writing from the soul. -That's a lot of words though.

OR -Not giving up.

Karen said...

An amazing idea!! Mine would say...friends, faith and family.

Cassandra Frear said...

This is an intriguing idea, but I can't think of what I'd want mine to say. That's terrible, isn't it?

jdcoughlin said...

Peace.

And I do love those. In necklaces, bookmarks. Even refrigerator magnets. Got to love the letters, right?

destrella said...

Joy..... one of my favorite words. Often hard to keep hold of. :O)

Jessica said...

LOL You think of things that never even cross my mind! I have no clue what mine would say. Great question though.

septembermom said...

Mine would say: "hear me"

colbymarshall said...

Breathe. haha :-)

Tess said...

Dream

that'd be my choice.


and, do you really collect old typewriters? how cool!

Devon Ellington said...

I have my parents' old Royal Typewriter from the 1950's. To me, it says that the power of words transcends generations.

Kristin Callender said...

Wow, what a beautiful idea. I think I would need a few depending on my mood. Some days WRITE would be inspirational, while others I need the reminder to just sit back and BREATH, and there's SMILE. That's a good one.

Elana Johnson said...

Oh, the idea of a bracelet with typewriter key words is priceless! I love that idea. What would mine say? Um...family, maybe? Dream? Maybe dream. Or hope.

Jody Hedlund said...

Very cool idea, Janna! I think mine would say: persevere.

Deb Shucka said...

trust

patti said...

Jesus.

I want to be known as a gospel spreader!

What an amazing image! Reminds me of the photography letters that spell out words. We actually gave one of them to our daughter for a gift.

Love this blog...and so do dozens of others!!! WAy to go, girl!!!

FREE FONT said...

hello! happy valentine 2010 *_*

Nadine said...

LOVE the idea of a bracelet made of typewriter keys!! What fun!!

Mind would say "Imagine"

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