Jun 30, 2014

ball and {key}chain tutorial

This weekend Kelly and I went to a craft fair and were totally inspired to make ourselves new keychains. They were super simple and I put together a tutorial as we did it.


Ball and Keychain Tutorial by a.squared.w

The supplies were all from Hobby Lobby.


Ball and Keychain Tutorial by a.squared.w
- wooden beads (the kind that weren't already varnished)
- leather
- key rings
- acrylic paint (and some gold!!)
- bamboo skewer
- Spray coating


Make it!
1. Paint the beads. I found that it was easier to paint the ends, skewer them, then paint the middles. And some colors take 2 coats.


Ball and Keychain Tutorial by a.squared.w

Ball and Keychain Tutorial by a.squared.w
We almost forgot to varnish them!
2. When they are dry, leave them on the skewer and spray them with glossy acrylic coating.

3. Cut the leather to 13". Fold it around the key ring, then feed it through the beads doubled. String on 3 beads, then tie a knot.


Ball and Keychain Tutorial by a.squared.w

Voila!


Ball and Keychain Tutorial by a.squared.w

1 comment:

  1. Yesterday I helped my granddaughter (age 8) and her best friend dye wooden beads with natural dyes--blackberries, turmeric, coleus, etc. I was wondering what to do with the beads. First thought about necklaces but it's not really their style. I think this will be perfect to complete the project. They have enough beads to make some for themselves and friends.
    P.S. Cold dye process worked great (blackberries and turmeric). The hot dye process (smashed marigolds and coleus) was an epic fail.

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