Roller Derby inspired skate key necklaces

February 15th, 2011 in member junk     
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Derby Matrimony  made to play on the practice in roller derby of derby wives (where players tend to pair off, whether straight or gay, as super close friends), I made a lovely skate key necklace with a heart-shaped locket for a picture of you & your derby wife.
Eye of the Tiger  my local roller derby team identifies heavily with this song, so I thought it would be appropriate to make a skate key necklace inspired by it, too.
Penalty Box   the lower portion looked so much like a cage to me that in the context of roller derby it brought to mind the penalty box.  While the penalty box is not literally a cage, Im sure the girls sitting in it itching to get back on the track feel like it is.
Honky Tonk Stomp  the name of the Tennessee state roller derby championship competition is the Honky Tonk Stomp.  I think you can see where Im going with this...
Blood Sweat & Tears  these girls work extremely hard, spending tons of time and money on just orgaqnizing the events and travel.  Not to mention the physical toll that this rough & tumble sport can take on them. 
Derby Matrimony  made to play on the practice in roller derby of derby wives (where players tend to pair off, whether straight or gay, as super close friends), I made a lovely skate key necklace with a heart-shaped locket for a picture of you & your derby wife.

Derby Matrimony  made to play on the practice in roller derby of "derby wives" (where players tend to pair off, whether straight or gay, as super close friends), I made a lovely skate key necklace with a heart-shaped locket for a picture of you & your derby wife.


I recently had an art show based around my almost obessesive love of roller derby.  These are some of the vintage skate key necklaces that were included in that show.  I utilized salvaged chains and findings and obviously vintage skate keys, as well as a few modern findings.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Valerie Harrell
posted in: member junk, skate, roller derby

Comments (2)

MakinItHappen writes: Oh wow! I'll have to show this to my daughter-in-law, who also is in roller derby. Posted: 7:50 pm on February 15th
junkermidge writes: Beautiful AND fun! Inspiration can come from so many places. Great job!
Midge Posted: 11:42 am on February 15th
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