Lonely Keys

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My keys needed a friend. They were lonely with nothing but their standard issue keyring. They sat there forlorn in my handbag, they were never easy to find. They grew sadder and I grew frustrated; they were lonely and I could never find them. One day a spark went off in the middle of the night. I got up exhausted though excited, and got to work on a key decoration…or very appropriately a key”chain”. Most keychains are decorations, where is the chain? I’m kidding.

I used a scrap of leather that was about 6″ x 4″ and cut thin-ish strips (I eyeballed the strips). I left about a 1/4″ uncut at the top.
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I put a bit of E6000 glue along one edge of the uncut leather. I glued the strip for the tassel loop together and placed it on the glued edge of the tassel, added a bit more glue, rolled it up and glued the end down.
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I added a contrasting strip of leather around the top of the tassel for more pizzazz and finished it off with my gold Krylon paint pen…yes it’s making an appearance again.
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For the chain, I stole it from one of my purses that is going to be re-fashioned in the near future.
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Now my lonely keys are no more, they’re  happy, and now I am stress free…OK only when it comes to my keys am I stress free.

Oh and HAPPY 4th Of JULY!

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46 comments

  1. Paula Parker says:

    Very nice. Makes finding my keys more fun and easier. My mom would love these, she is a great fan of turquoise. Nice job!

  2. Carmody says:

    Really pretty Heather. I am glad that your keys are not lonely anymore. With small kids I tend to wear my keys as a bracelet when running errands. This would make one pretty key bracelet.

  3. Deborah says:

    Cute keychain! Love the fringe. Thank you for sharing it and your 4th of July garland and your process of dejunking at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    ~Deborah

  4. Bre @ Average But Inspired says:

    OMG I am obsessed with this. I seriously need to make a million of these tassels NOW. LOVE it – thanks for sharing and linking at On Display Thursday (where you’re featured today!). Have a great one! – Bre @ Average But Inspired

  5. carolyn | homework says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity on The Inspiration Board at homework. I can’t tell you how happy I am that you stopped by to share. You were featured in the spotlight today!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    carolyn ~ homework

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