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Mechanical Steampunk Key by Lucky978 Mechanical Steampunk Key by Lucky978
Okay, this one took a while...but I am very pleased with the result and I think it is one of my personal bests. Commission for: :iconangelicdemonicwolf:

This is definitely the largest pendant I have ever made. I believe the skeleton key itself measures about 4 inches in length. Because of its massive size, I had to take a different approach to adding on materials. I used a drill and a cobalt drill bit to drill holes into the key (which required some tedious measurements). I then went back and filled the holes with adhesive and pushed screws through the holes to hold the large pieces together. The result is a stronger key and a more mechanical look. This whole process is what took a majority of the time XD.
I put this pendant on a very long chain because it is meant to be worn LLOONNGG. I really think that is the only way to wear a large pendant like this. The chain is heavy duty to prevent links from bending.
Ohhh and the keyhole is not this shiny in real life. My camera just makes silver stuff look extra bright.

Hope you like it! I actually have a drawing to upload tomorrow if I can solve my scanner issue.
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drago9389 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I actually had a question about this. I have a key that I have been wanting to do something like this with, but I do not have the tools. If you would be willing, what would be the cost of this if I sent you my key to do this to? Please let me know. Thanks!
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Lozbii Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
This is beautiful, love it!
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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconcamaryn:
Camaryn Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
love all the combined elements! nice :)
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcamaryn:
Camaryn Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
You're welcome :D
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Intechnical Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student Writer
i absolutely adore it.
you're good with this steampunk :+favlove:
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconintechnical:
Intechnical Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Student Writer
You're very much welcome!
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wario235 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
not a huge fan of steam-punk, but thats really cool. i like it, kudo's :D
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks :) I appreciate it^^
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Very beautifully crafted :love: The keyhole in the center certainly ties it nicely, for me :3
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you :D I was debating on whether or not too add that, so I am glad that it turned out okay^^
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Oh no, it was a good move, most certainly :#1: And you're very welcome.
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AngelicDemonicWolf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3 It's absolutely amazing.

I knew it was a good idea to collect skeleton keys. XD This key was my largest, and oldest, of them all. :3 I'll be glad to wear it around my neck. <3
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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Eep! I am so so glad you like it :D
I just have one question for you regarding the length of the chain. Where would you like the pendant to fall when you where it? Right now I have it on a pretty long chain but I'd like to get the length just right.
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AngelicDemonicWolf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A long chain would be best, around 24" would be alright. It doesn't really matter to me. Lol. With 24" it'll fall approximately in the middle of my chest. (Draws attention to teh bewbs lol. XDDD)
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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student General Artist
That's puuurfect! The chain I am using right now is 24 inches :D
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AngelicDemonicWolf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDDD That's great!
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Agaterio Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
This is tremendous!!!!!!!!
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zephyrwolfen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
This is absolutely wonderful - I love the idea of attaching all of the parts to the huge key! :love:
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wahoo201 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
I WANT IT LOL!
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Haha
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spirit-of-earth Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Oooo, I'm love with all your steampunk pieces x)
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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frozensandstorm Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
I AGREE THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST
omg now im not sure what i would commission from you anymore
they're so many cool designs
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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student General Artist
haha yep....and I try to make each one different XD
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frozensandstorm Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
ugh now im never going to make up my mind XD
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Brennan-Redux Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010   Traditional Artist
Might I just take the time to say: You... Are one badass artist. :>
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:iconlucky978:
Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Haha thank you :D
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:iconmonkey-meets-banana:
Monkey-Meets-Banana Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student General Artist
ooooooooohhhh! LOVE IT!!! you've got awesome skills!
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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Monkey-Meets-Banana Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student General Artist
aww no problem, your stuff is great! I love the wing theme!
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WonderGlitch Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet! <3
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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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WonderGlitch Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
mhm! ^^
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sAMMIDAwOLF Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
I have a very strange obsession with odd keys. <3
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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Yes! I just love them to death!!!
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sAMMIDAwOLF Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
My mom has this bag that has 3 charms hanging off of it, and one of them is a key. *w* I want it when she gets rid of that bag~
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