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personalized license plate keyring

by Allison Strine
Handmade
Recycled
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Drive In Style

A keyring made from an old license plate? Now that's a match made in automobile heaven. These keyrings are cut from real state license plates, and each letter sits on top of a piece of recycled map. The letter is encased in glass with a lead-free solder backing and attached to a stainless steel keyring. These personalized pieces by Allison Strine have a sense of history and mystery as you wonder what car and state your key ring used to call home. Handmade in Georgia. Your choice of letter.

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Only letter U is available at this time.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
16051
Made from
glass, stainless steel, lead free solder
Measurements
4" L
Notes
Due to the recycled nature of this item, size and color will be unique to each piece.
  • the maker

Allison Strine

Artist Allison Strine's work is very much a reflection of who she is. Each piece has loads of personality, lots of layers and colors and a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor to make it one-of-a-kind. Strine's work includes using found objects, like license plates, and also mixed media and collage to create miniature canvases and works of art.

To create her work, Strine goes through a big process to make a tiny object. She uses patterned tissue papers, transparencies, specialty papers, magazine clippings and acrylic paint to create numerous backgrounds. Then, she creates separate images and words and lays them over the background. These large canvases are then transferred onto small pendants.

Strine's driving purpose is to make miniature art that sends a positive message to women. Each piece is a tiny world of detail, which she hopes the wearer will explore and appreciate. Her characters are an array of colors, sizes and shapes to emphasize the importance of inner beauty and individuality.

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PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE KEYRING
 
3.7

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (9)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Beautiful (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (3)
  • Everyday (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (9), Practical (7), Modern (6)

Reviewed by 17 customers

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3.0

Unique, but quality of basics neglected

By 

from Los Angeles

About Me Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Eco-hip
  • Interesting
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Cheap rusty ring
  • Rusty chain

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Gift for Graduates

Comments about PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE KEYRING:

I ordered two of these as gifts for friends graduating - they are different and memorable. But when they arrived, I was really disappointed to find they came with rusty chains and keyrings. Fortunately the part that was unique was good quality, but the poor quality of the other parts made them seem cheap. I had to use wirecutters to detach the rusty chains, go out and buy new rings and chains, and reassemble them with the new parts before I felt comfortable giving them as gifts. In the end they were great, but I didn't expect to buy something new (albeit "recycled") and have to refurbish them! If part of the recycling is to use old found chains and rings, that should be disclosed. I was bummed. Would only recommend these with a warning.

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3.0

Mixed Feelings

By 

from Austin, texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE KEYRING:

I love the concept of this product recycled license plate and map. I had hoped the perfect gift for my geography teacher husband who loves to travel. However, the craftsmanship is a little sloppy. It is also a little to heavy to carry in a pocket.

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5.0

Super fun for a mom!!

By 

from Lincoln, NE

About Me Modern, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Simple yet flashy
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE KEYRING:

    Love this key ring. I have been searching for something fun and simple and have been able to find it. I have had many compliments on this one and absolutely love it.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Letters on Roadmaps Never Looked Better

    By 

    from Tallahassee, Florida

    About Me Creative, Personable, Unique

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Initially yours
    • Recycling becomes Art
    • Stylish
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Distinctly yours
      • Everyday
      • Get noticed
      • Make a statement

      Comments about PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE KEYRING:

      Mapping out a piece of the past is just what you will find in your very own unique initial key chain. Made of durable and classic materials, this retro look will have the most creative eye asking where they too can purchase this key chain. If you want to unlock a unique gift and surprise someone special, look no further than this "uncommon" yet awesome personalized license key chain. Guaranteed each mile it travels will be a lasting memory of a journey created. Open your mind and ideas to this journey today by selecting our treasured piece of recycled history. This old license plate is sure to make a statement about the creative you! So leap ahead of the ordinary for an extraordinary key chain that will help you stand out in mapping your way to new horizons, it's uncommonly terrific!

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      2.0

      What State?

      By 

      from Lancaster, Ca

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Too Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE KEYRING:

          I bought 2 of these, one for myself and one for my daughter. Mine came with an insert which told which state plate it came from but my daughters did not.
          I think hers might have been returned by another customer, and that is why the insert was missing.

          It is big and heavy, which is not good hanging from your ignition or to carry in a small purse.

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          2.0

          a little disappointed :(

          By 

          from indian rocks beach, fl

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE KEYRING:

          I was a little sad when i got my keychains... i had ordered one for my mom (which we both LOVED), however mine - not so much. My initial was much smaller in proportion, had something sticking out from behind where it was adhered & the map was up-side down. I am completely familiar with buying hand-crafted objects, so i know what i'm getting into... it just saddens me a little that while my mom's is so fantastic, it makes mine all the more disappointing.

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          2.0

          Small and overpriced

          By 

          from Texas

          About Me Career, High End Shopper, Modern, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • Too Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE KEYRING:

          The item was more "simple" than I had expected. It was not neatly made but is sturdy.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Item is very overpriced for the size and quality. Also - I was assured I would receive it well before Christmas and yet it was NOT delivered until the 29th. It was a gift for my son who was visiting from 400 miles away and STILL I have to mail him these two gifts I ordered from you. Twice the shipping on an overpriced item. Bah Humbug!

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          5.0

          interesting piece

          By 

          from Severna Park, Maryland

          About Me High End Shopper, Modern, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Durable
          • Good Quality
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE KEYRING:

            very great conversation starter

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            4.0

            A keyring with history!

            By 

            from Maggie Valley, NC

            About Me Eccentric, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Quality
            • Interesting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Your keys of course

              Comments about PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE KEYRING:

              A very unusual piece that would be a wonderful gift for the person in your life who loves maps, highways and all things road related!

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              5.0

              Just as pictured

              By 

              from Fort Worth, TX

              About Me Modern, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful
              • Unusual

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Key ring

                Comments about PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE KEYRING:

                Unusual and creative--the recipient loved it.

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