Thursday, September 8, 2011

Turning Children's Art Masterpieces into Key Rings or Jewelry

What do you do with all of the many art works your children create? Usually you save the best, and let the rest go. Scanning or photographing the pieces you're saving — as well as some you're letting go, like the macaroni art and other pieces that just aren't going to save well — also makes a lot of sense. You might also want to create books of the best art work, using a service such as SouvenarteBooks — recommended by a number of other organizers, including Amanda Wiss and Deborah Gussoff.

But if you have something very special, maybe you want to go one step further. Mia van Beek of Formia Design can turn that special drawing into a keychain, a pendant, a brooch, earrings and more. That's her giraffe above.

key medallion from child's art

SurfingSilver takes another approach, explaining that "Your child's artwork can be shrunk down on the copy machine and made into a fine silver pendant or a key medallion."

keyring designed with child's art

Want color, not just silver or gold? You could get a Sonia Spencer key ring or cufflinks made from a child's drawing.

Related Posts:
What to Do with the Art: Yet More Options for Your Child's Masterpieces
Showcasing Your Child's Art: Five More Options


JustGail said...

These are great ideas! I have seen some people make quilted/embroidered copies of the children's artwork. Sometimes used as piece of art on the wall, sometimes put together into a quilt.

Gigi B said...

Incredible. I am going to go through the stack I have of my son's artwork and get one of these key chains! You find the most amazing stuff Jeri. Thanks so much for a wonderful column.

Jeri Dansky said...

JustGail, quilting sounds like another nice idea; thanks!

Gigi, I'm so glad you're enjoying my finds - and that one of them really resonates with you.

Symbol Jewelry said...

This is such an amazing idea! A nice way to immortalize your child's art forever. Now you won't have to worry if the painting on the fridge gets wet or anything like that!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jeri for including my work in your amazing blog!
Yours sincerely Mia van Beek (owner of Formia Design)