I just bought an antique Smith Corona typewriter at Goodwill for $15!! I'm planning to dismantle it and turn the keys and gears etc. into very cool industrial jewelry!!
First I gave a history lesson to the kids, though. I'm old enough to have used them long ago.
Right on! Be sure to post them, I bet they are going to look really cool. And good job on the bargain!
thanks! Hey, also-I'm finding out their really tough to take apart.
OH THATS GREAT! I love typewriters! I used to have three [lost in moving everywhere]. But that sounds like a great idea! It does seem like it would be pretty hard.
but I suppose thats what a hammer is for
That sounds amazing! I'd love to find something like that
It took all evening to take it apart, and alot of elbow grease. Once I was done I had the keys and two interesting gears, plus a couple of cuts to my fingers. I tried a simple bracelet with one key. I used jewelers glue to glue a gear to the back of the key, which I had removed from it's metal backing. Then I just did jump rings, washers, gears and a lobster claw clasp. I'm ordering some bracelet blanks online- it seems that is what many people use with the typewriter keys (I've been checking out a few websites). Anyway, I posted pictures- I apoligize that it's via cell phone. You can find them on my profile page.I did feel a pang of guilt after I tore it apart, it really was a beautiful old thing. Thanks for all of your comments, I love the people here! [IMG]
that is pretty sweet
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