Catch of the Day Keychain Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Artbeads.com co-owner and designer Cynthia found a wonderful way to allow her husband, and fellow co-owner Devin to display three of his handmade flies. Create this fun keychain as a Father's Day gift for the man in your life that enjoys fishing. He'll surely be pleased to have a way to display some of his treasures. If your loved one isn't a fisherman, browse our large selection of charms to find pieces more suited to his or her personal interests. . For the fishing components, we simply raided a tackle box, but you could pick up any of these components at a store that sells fishing supplies.
Step One: Place whatever item you want to display inside the antique silver-plated pewter grande rectangle link. Mix the ICE Resin® as directed. Pour the resin into the link. Note that because of the thickness of the resin, it tends to mound as you pour it and then it settles, making it easy to overfill the frame. Pour the resin slowly into the frame or use a mixing stick to drizzle the resin into the frame. Let dry for 24 hours. For help with ICE Resin visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Step Two: Use a sterling silver oval jump ring to attach the sterling silver salmon charm to the bottom loop of the link. For help with jump rings visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Step Two: We used an oval jump ring to attach the top loop of the link to a snap swivel, and then attached the sterling silver boat charm to the snap swivel. The snap swivel will attach to the key chain. If you create a keychain with a different theme, you could simply attach the oval jump rings to the keychain.
Approximate size: 4 ½ inches Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes (plus drying time) Difficulty level: Beginner