Wow! Well, it was only a matter of time before someone made jewellery out of cast metal type. Gwen Delicious on Etsy produces these pendants from vintage slugs of type and trinkets from old typewriter keys.
While thinking about this idea in the past, I was always concerned about the dangerous lead content and wondered if there was a way to coat it. The Canadian accessories label has avoided this by using brass type instead. Unlike softer lead type (which also contains tin and antimony), brass type can withstand greater pressure and is generally used to stamping and embossing.
These burnished old slugs have all the scuffs and imperfections from their original use and are strung from a gunmetal chain.