Discarded keys and coins transformed into beautiful art for the home

We all have forgotten coins and old keys lying around our homes, but we'll never think to do anything creative with them. Unless of course you're Australian artist Michael, or 'Moerkey', who transforms them into stunning sculptures as well as lampshades, bottles, balls and bowls.

As he explains on his Etsy shop: "Not so long ago, when I was supposed to be cleaning out my shed, I came across some old copper pipe saved from a previous renovation. I cut it up into rings and started making it into spheres. The first ones were a bit rough but once I worked out the technique I got creative.

"I'm a bit of a hoarder and searched around for all those old keys and copper wire, that were no longer needed, and got creative with them as well. I've progressed from making spheres, to footballs and bowls as well as angles and brooches.

"Recently, a work mate gave me some copper coins and I had to have a go with these... I'm a self taught woodworker from way back, and a bit of a photographer, but am really enjoying the challenge of working with new materials and building a new set of skills."

Make sure you check out more of his work via Etsy.

Via demilked