Honor your favorite member of the Armed Forces with a key chain for Memorial Day or any day!
Step one: Cut two lengths of Soft Touch jewelry wire to approximately 10 inches. Attach a sterling silver open jump ring to the top of a military charm of your choosing. Wrap one of the wires through the jump ring and bend it in the center.
Step two: String three Toho triangle beads on each side of the strand then run both wires through a Toho cube bead. Repeat this pattern until you have 5 segments ending with a cube bead. Put both ends of the wire in a Bead Stopper to hold them while you work on step three.
Step three: String the other wire through the jump ring and repeat the pattern, adding new triangle beads, but stringing through the existing cubes.
Step four: When you reach the end, string all four wires through a 3x3mm sterling silver crimp tube and push the beads together tightly before flattening the crimp to create the bunched effect. Trim two of the wires away and loop the remaining two through the key ring. Flatten another 3x3mm crimp over the wires to hold it secure and you are done.
Approximate size: 5 inches Estimated time: Less than one hour Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools Used: Nipper tool (TOOL-101) Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106) Soft Touch .019 medium 30ft (silver satin) (ST19-30CL)
List of Components: US Marine Corps emblem charm (or any branch of the service) (CHARM581, qty 1) 4mm Toho cube matte raku grey/green iris (TBCB4-613, qty 1 pack) 8/0 Toho triangle matte metallic moss iris (TBTR8-84F, qty 1 pack) 27mm nickel plated split ring (KEYCH-01, qty 1) Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR35-C, qty 1) 3x3mm sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM5, qty 2)