Handicraft Instructions Key Chain With Name
Practical and Fashionable: a Self-Made Key Chain With Name
A key chain made of colourful wooden beads complements your single key or bunch of keys wonderfully. On the one hand it is just very
These handicraft instructions for making a key chain with name is perfect for beginners. In only about 15 minutes you are done with this small, personal DIY project. Would you like to make a similarly fast handicraft work? Then we recommend making a pacifier chain with name. Also discover our other handicraft instructions for home accessories and for everyday use. We hope you'll enjoy crafting your own ideas!
The handicraft material you need for making a key chain with name:
The small tools you need:
Handicraft Material for Key Chains:
Step 1: Experimenting With Beads
The easiest way to do this is starting with the letter cubes and adding the wooden beads afterwards. At each bead strand's end we recommend using a safety bead, as the respective knot can disappear in it.
Tip: Long words can simply be divided in two and represented by two bead strands of pearls (for example as "CHILDREN'S" and "ROOM").
Step 2: Attaching the Keyring
If you like your key chain design, it's time to attach they keyring: For the first bead strand, double a piece of PP-polyester cord. Pass the resulting loop through the keyring from behind and then pull it back over the keyring from the front. Doing this creates a knot.
Step 3: Preparing the Stringing
For the beads' easier stringing, we recommend using a little trick: Put the two cord ends together so that one of them protrudes about 2 centimetres. Now melt both ends slightly with a lighter. Use your fingers or tweezers to press the lower cord end slightly against the protruding one. This way you can string the wooden beads onto the double cord more easily thanks to the protruding end.
Step 4: Stringing the Wooden Beads
Now let's string the first strand's beads: It is recommended not to string the security bead yet. Because there's a little trick to making it fit tighter. To do this, pull the two cord ends apart again and make a simple knot on the wooden bead that is in front of the safety bead.
Step 5: Finishing the Bead Strand
With some force, pull the safety bead with its smaller opening first over the simple knot. Make a very tight double knot behind it.
Carefully cut off both cord ends. Weld the knot with the lighter and press it together with your fingers. Press the welded double knot into the safety bead's hole by using tweezers.
Step 6: Making the Second Bead Strand
If you have planned a second bead strand, simply repeat steps 2 to 5.
You're done! Enjoy your self-made, individual key chain's beautiful sight every day. Hopefully it will help you to always have the right key at hand in your daily hustle and bustle.
Important Notes for Using Key Chains
Please observe the following notes regarding the use of your self-made key chain:
Advantages of Using a Key Chain
We are probably all familiar with the following situation: there are numerous keys on the keyring – front door key, mailbox key, apartment key, office key... It can be quite difficult keeping them all apart. It gets even more annoying when we have to look and search extensively for the respective key in our bag or rucksack, because we can't find it immediately.
These handicraft instructions for making a hand-made key chain can help you out. On the one hand, you know at a glance which key belongs to which lock thanks to the bead strand's letter cubes or matching motif bead. On the other hand, your keys will stand out more because of the colouful wooden beads, making them easier to find. Moreover, the key chain makes it easier to reach and grap your keys in the depths of a bag.
Moreover, you can customise your key chain design to suit your personal taste, turning it into a fashionable accessory. So profit from all those advantages!