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Vintage Key Necklaces

Necklaces with keys have become a very popular trend, and look wonderful whether you’re using vintage keys or copies. I found these ones while visiting a flea market in the french countryside, and after a little scrubbing, turned them into necklaces. It’s easy to do, and fun scouring bead shops for things to add on.

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Egyptian Amulets

 

All cultures have some form of good luck charm, like the rabbit’s foot or four-leaf clover. In Ancient Egypt, charms were known as amulets and were usually in the form of plants, animals, or sacred objects. They were thought to provide protection against evil or danger, as well as bringing good luck. These ornaments or jewelry were even placed with the deceased to ensure they had a safe afterlife. Some amulets are currently on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I had children make these clay necklaces, inspired by the exhibition King Tut: The Golden King and The Great Pharaohs.

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