So I've figured out how I want my keys to look. I tried paper mache, plaster casting and so on and so forth...even cutting them out of Yupo. But, card board it is.
Obviously, inaccessibility is important. But I'm also looking at replacement. These keys were keys sitting around the garage for the last 20+ years and no one actually knows what they're for, short of the key that came with the lock.
I've come across several wood boxes that are divided into 3 compartments (thank you HRM gift shop). I think those boxes and these keys will be combined.
As for the jewelry box from oh-so-long-ago, it's almost done. a few more layers of wax and we'll call it.
Pictures and pictures to follow.
But, if I may be so bold, what do you think when you see these keys? Rude, polite, fantastic, whatever. I need some words for it.