Show off your sporty pride with this fun keychain! The added pendant allows you to customize this look with a photo of someone you love participating in sports, or any favorite photo you may want to add. The suede tassel ensures you'll stay stylish and never lose your keys. Make this keychain for mom and make one for yourself for a matching gift set!
Step one: Add your photo to the Nunn Design antique silver-plated pewter large rectangle pendant and fill the pendant with resin. Check out our Handy Tip for help with using resin. Allow to dry and set aside.
Step two: Wrap the ultra micro fiber suede in red around a card. We used a card that was approximately six inches long and the suede wrapped around it 18 times. Cut the cord on one end of the card so you have 18 strips of suede. Bundle the strips of suede together at the fold. Slide the suede through the two sterling silver heavy closed jump rings and make sure they are at the top of the fold.
Step three: Wrap the bundle together with bead cord to create your tassel. Make sure to leave a tail of bead cord when you start wrapping, so it's easier to knot at the end. Start wrapping approximately 1/2 an inch away from the fold. Wrap the bundle enough times to ensure it is secure and then knot your beading cord toward the center of the bundle so the knot isn't visible. Cut the ends of the suede so that the ends are all the same length.
Step four: Cut two lengths of the silver-plated medium rollo chain. One should be five links long and one should be 12 links long. Attach the crystal cal and jet crystal soccer ball charm to the shorter chain using a 925/10 silver-filled 6mm open jump ring. For help with jump rings, see our Handy Tip. Attach the picture pendant you created in step one to the longer chain using an open jump ring. Attach the ends of these two chains to one open jump ring and add it to the closed jump rings at the top of your tassel.
Step five: Attach a 27mm nickel plated split ring to the two closed jump rings at the top of the tassel and your keychain is complete!
Tools and Supplies Used:
The BeadSmith Super-Lon Bead Cord Primary Mix - 4 Spools, 77 yards ea. (SLON-MIX02)
Ice Resin-Single Use (1 oz Syringe) (ICE-03)
Mixing Cups and Stir Sticks (5pc Pack) (MXCUP-01)
Heavy Duty Cutter (TOOL-512 )
ZambaPro® Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125)
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
List of Components:
Crystal Cal and Jet Crystal Soccer Ball Charm (CHARM-0479, qty 1)
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Large Rectangle Pendant (PSA-PEND012, qty 1)
Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Red by the Foot (MSUEDE12, qty 18)
27mm Nickel Plated Split Ring (KEYCH-01, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Medium Rollo Chain (SPCH18, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Heavy Closed Jump Ring (1x22mm) (SS-CJR-HL, qty 2)
925/10 Silver-Filled 6mm Open Jump Ring, 18 Gauge (FIND-0705, qty 3)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Rose and Jet Crystal Soccer Ball Charm (CHARM-0480)
Nunn Design Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Ornate Heart Frame Pendant (PEND-0331 )
Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Hot Pink by the Foot (MSUEDE05 )
27mm Nickel Plated Split Ring (KEYCH-01)
Silver-Plated Medium Rollo Chain (SPCH18)
Sterling Silver Heavy Closed Jump Ring (1x22mm) (SS-CJR-HL)
925/10 Silver-Filled 6mm Open Jump Ring, 18 Gauge (FIND-0705)