I guess I have a little fixation on typewriters. It started about 10 years ago when I saw a typewriter key bracelet at a craft show and I was a goner. Since it was close to $100 (just a tad overpriced) and I couldn't come close to affording that, I decided to make one for myself.
The lure of finding a typewriter at a show is too much for me to resist. It's usually an old relic, non-working with the keys covered with years of grime. The vendor probably wants too much for it and I have to do some hard negotiating. More times than not, I end up bringing it home with me.
I also love the industrial feel of an old typewriter. The form and function of these machines have a beauty of their own. I have several displayed around my home.
Love these butter colored keys!
I love the fact that these are a supply that needs to be worked for. Anyone can buy beads and findings online or at Micheals and make jewelry. (Well, almost anyone...I know there's a certain skill to it.) These keys are truly vintage and each one is unique. It makes me think they will not always be readily available. The supply will run out one day. I really hope that doesn't happen in my lifetime.