Tarnished Ornament, Charm or…

Nov 3, 2009

REALLY cool key­chain… yes, this is what I will be using as a key­chain for a bit. This piece makes me so hap­py! It reminds me of my two sweet daugh­ters Ter­ri and Ans­ley, I love the sound of jin­gle bells (the lit­tle bells jin­gle), I love the look of tar­nished sil­ver, antique jew­el­ry and chan­de­lier pieces (this includes all three) and stamped on the Trin­ket Pin is one of my favorite words “Vin­tage” we all know I LOVE any­thing VINTAGE! So what do you think of my new key­chain? I LOVE IT and think it will make run­ning errands a lot more enjoy­able.

And now to the tuto­r­i­al.. you know I LOVE fig­ur­ing out ways to make things look old and yes­ter­day I fig­ured out how to make sil­ver look tar­nished… talk about excit­ed! I want­ed the mem­o­ry frame I was work­ing with to have that worn tar­nished sil­ver look so I start­ed dig­ging around my sup­plies and decid­ed to see how Lat­te Alco­hol Ink would look on the frame. Well to my delight I got the very look I was want­i­ng. That per­fect tar­nished sil­ver look. You are going to want to try this one out. I’m sure of it. It is too easy not to try.

Altered Keychain


  • Apply Lat­te Alco­hol Ink onto a felt pad that is attached to a blend­ing tool. Apply ink over the entire frame and jump rings. Note: I placed my frame and jump rings on top of a non-stick craft sheet.
  • Using Jet Black ink stamp your image onto a heavy weight card­stock. Ink over the image using Pine Nee­dle and Fired Brick Dis­tress Inks. Light­ly spray Maya Mist Bronze on top. Let dry.
  • Cov­er a 1″ x 1″ Mem­o­ry Glass piece with Glossy Accents and attach to the top of your stamped image. Let dry
  • Cut around the image and attach a piece of vin­tage sheet music to the back of your stamped image to cov­er up the white card­stock. Ink the vin­tage sheet music using Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink — Creamy Brown. Sand­wich the images between anoth­er piece of 1″ x 1″ piece of Mem­o­ry Glass. Place inside Mem­o­ry Frame.

Altered Keychain Close Up

  • Attach a Swiv­el Clasp to the top of the Mem­o­ry Frame. Attach a Trin­ket Pin to the oppo­site end of the Swiv­el Clasp near the Mem­o­ry Frame as shown in the pho­to. Note: I removed and reat­tached the jump ring and Swiv­el Clasp a few links down from the orig­i­nal posi­tion so I could add some beads.
  • Attach Jin­gle Bells to the bot­tom of the Mem­o­ry Frame and onto the Trin­ket Pin.
  • Attach a strand from a bro­ken neck­lace and a chan­de­lier piece onto the end of the neck­lace piece.
  • Attach your key and go!

Sup­plies Used: Inkssen­tials Sil­ver Mem­o­ry Frames 1″ x 1″, Inkssen­tials Clear Mem­o­ry Glass 1″ x 1″, Tim Holtz Adiron­dack Alco­hol Ink Lat­te, Domi­no Angels Wood Mount­ed Rub­ber Stamp, Tim Holtz Dis­tress Inks Pine Nee­dlesFired Brick, Archival Ink Jet Black, Bronze Metal­lic Mist,  Small Green Jin­gle Bell, Tiny Brass Jin­gle Bells, Jump Rings, Glossy Accents, Vin­tage Sheet Music, Chan­de­lier Piece, Parts from a bro­ken neck­lace, Tim Holtz idea-olo­gy Trin­ket Pins, Tim Holtz idea-olo­gy Swiv­el Clasps, Non-Stick Craft Sheet,

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