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We are taking a little time-off, BUT you can still order from us.  We won't be starting work on new orders placed after 12th October, 2020 until we return from our break on 4th November 2020. (Note: all orders placed prior to 16th September, 2020 will be shipped by 15th October 2020).  If you are wanting a delivery for mid November through to Christmas, please do place your order -- we'll work double-quick to despatch all orders that are placed during our break, when we return.

Padlock + Key handmade rustic style
  • handmade wrought iron padlock engraved gift
  • Padlock with handmade working key
  • Padlock handmade from iron / steel
  • handmade iron padlock + key + engraving
  • Padlock (indication of size)
  • Padlock + Key handmade rustic style

Padlock & Key

Handmade rustic padlock with key.  The first lock with key was discovered in Egypt and dates from about 3000 BC.  Padlocks and keys have long had symbolic meaning linked with love and marriage, with knowledge, open-ness, privacy and security.
$120.00
(Incl. 10% tax)
* Engraving:

Font Style:

Customer Note:

Handmade rustic padlock with key.  The first lock with key was discovered in Egypt and dates from about 3000 BC.  Padlocks and keys have long had symbolic meaning linked with love and marriage, with knowledge, open-ness, privacy and security.

Our padlock is entirely hand-made from mild steel.  Our padlock doesn't have a locking mechanism inside - it doesn't open.  It looks legit and like an authentic old padlock from grandpa's shed, it has a key and this is more a decorative or display piece, rather than functional.  It's rustic in style and the front, back or sides can be engraved with a special message if you wish.

The specifications for the padlock is:

  • Approx. 80mm in length
  • Hand-made from mild steel
  • Polished and varnished
  • Weight: 200g
  • Shipping size: Small satchel

Engraving

This item can be engraved with a personal message, there are several places we can add messages. The price of engraving depends on the quantity of characters in your message, the character count includes the spaces between the words.  You can have up to 35 characters (including spaces between words) - with a limit of 4 letters or one symbol on the key.  Examples and some suggestions are:

  • 3/9/14 ♥ S & J  - 14 characters
  • 03/09/2014 ♥ S & J  - 18 characters
  • Locked in since 2014 - 20 characters
  • 33°39'25.3"S 115°19'54.6"E  - 26 characters
  • A singe loveheart or infinity symbol can be chosen instead of words - pricing is for 1-15 characters

The font style we use for engraving depends on the number of characters.  For messages or quotes up to about 45 characters, we can use a Cursive Script, for longer messages and quotes we will use Engravers Gothic style, which is an uppercase sans serif style.  If you'd like to specify a font style, you can do so using the options above, we'll do our best but due to space required for some messages, we may have to use a font choice other than your chosen one.

Please tell us what you'd like for engraving in the Customer Note box above,  Plus you'll also find another box for last minute comments at checkout. Click on the Engraving Details button below which shows in detail where our Customer Note boxes are located.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How long before the product I like can be shipped?

We keep most of the more popular items we make in stock. If an item is in stock, it may be able to be sent on the day we receive your order, or depending on time of day and any customising, it may be sent on the following day. If you are running short on time, you could call or email us to check what we have available to ship immediately, or ask how long before the item can be made and ready for shipping.

Some of the items that we don't hold in stock are the Jewellery Boxes or Fireside Tools, because these have many options and variables, eg. colour of fabric lining, style of handles and type of tools. Our iron rings also need to be made to size, but as these are quick to make, they may only take an extra day or so.

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Caring for Iron & Steel jewellery

Iron is a base metal and is not as stable as gold, silver or stainless steel. When it comes into contact with oxygen in the air or water, it will try to combine with the oxygen to create an iron oxide. We know this as rust. This is the reason why you seldom see iron in its naked state. Iron is protected in various ways: paints, glazes, varnishes, oils and waxes. Your jewellery piece has had a quality clear varnish applied to help protect it.

Your jewellery loves to be worn often. The oils in your skin help to condition the metal much like when you season a cast iron skillet (typically rinse, dry and apply an oil then heat it briefly - no soap as that is corrosive). Your iron jewellery can be treated similarly. Keep it dry and rub a little oil occasionally if it was exposed to water.

If it does get wet with substances like soaps & detergents, chlorine or salt water, rinse it with clean water and dry thoroughly using a hair dryer or leave it in the sun briefly. Apply some oil, you can use coconut oil, olive oil, or any other oil safe for cooking. Rub it on and buff it off.

Some people like to hang and display their jewellery. That would be great...as long as you aren't doing so in a steamy bathroom. Water and humidity are its foes.

How to care for iron / steel
Iron is a base metal

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Artist at Home

Roger Paine operates from his studio at home in Busselton.  He's happy to meet with clients interested in a custom-made project or design work.  Please give Roger a call - business hours 9:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Sat

   info@art2iron.com.au

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