Padlock + Key handmade rustic style
  • Padlock & Key
  • Padlock & Key
  • Padlock & Key
  • Padlock & Key
  • Padlock & Key
  • 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:

* Locking Mechanism:

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 and we have 2 options (with different price tags).  You can buy a lock that opens & closes with the key (although sturdy it shouldn't be considered a tool for keeping valuables safe). Or you can buy one without the locking mechanism inside - it doesn't open - however it has a key and this is more a decorative or display piece, rather than functional, both identical in look & style.  It's rustic and the back 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 for $20, tell us what you'd like in the Customer Note box at checkout. Engraving can be about 20 characters.

This item is entirely hand-made to order, no two are absolutely identical but are very similar to the photographs. Please allow 5 days + shipping for delivery.

Dimension (L x W x H) 0 x 0 x 0
Weight 240 Gram

FAQ

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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 apply an oil and 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.

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Iron is a base metal

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

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