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an easy way to age metal to wear
This key necklace is so easy and adorable! For a gift or yourself, learn how to age metal to create a fun piece to wear.

Posted by Jennifer P. from Lynchburg, Virginia, United States • Published See Jennifer P.'s 20 projects »
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  • How to make a metal necklace. Patina Key Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    A photo of the supplies you will need.

  • How to make a metal necklace. Patina Key Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put key into bowl and pour just enough vinegar to cover on both sides. Let sit 10 minutes.
    Add in same amount of hydrogen peroxide as vinegar.
    Sprinkle salt to cover key.
    Let sit in this mixture for an hour (more/less depending on the patina you want). You will see the liquid start to become a rust color.

  • How to make a metal necklace. Patina Key Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Before and after of keys.

    Just add a chain, and you have a pretty necklace!

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