Friday, January 25, 2013

Beaded Key Fob

When I was graduating from college, I realized that I had more keys in my possession than earlier in my life.  More responsibility and power came along with those keys.  I was growing up.  Flash forward nearly 20 years, and I still have keys that prove I am responsible, trustworthy, and a friend.  Today I thought I'd show you a key fob I created using Creative Paperclay © to hold some of these important keys.

Creative Paperclay ©
craft paint
3D Crystal Lacque from Sakura
paint brush
key ring
jump ring
Additional beads

First, roll your modeling material into small shapes.
Thread a wooden skewer through your beads.  
At this point, you can continue molding your bead around the skewer to get thee desired shape.
Be sure to rotate the skewer inside the bead in order to keep the modeling material from sticking to the stick.
Let your beads dry on the skewer. I hung mine over a bowl while it dried.

I decided to mix some cheap craft paint along with my 3D crystal lacquer by Sakura to seal my beads while I painted them.

Next, slip the jump ring onto the key ring.
Tie your cording as you wish...thread the Creative Paperclay© beads. 
You may want to mix it up by adding other beads from the craft store.
Tie a square knot at the end of your key fob.

Of course, then...add your keys!

This is a great way to personalize your keys. Just think of how fun it would be to make fobs that match each purse or tote bag you enjoy using!  I am using mine to differentiate between my house keys and the house keys of neighbors who trust me with their homes!  

Thank you for visiting the Creative Paperclay © blog today. 
Now, run out to Michaels and pick up your own package.
See above for what the packaging looks like!

See you soon...

1 comment:

Kashfiya said...

Nice creativity. I have recently collected Limited Edition [Louis Vuitton] Takashi Murakami panda keychains at PIJ. Its really gorgious. Now I wanna to collect this one.