The title maybe misleading but I didn’t know what to name this creation of mine. This is one of those DIYs wherein the idea just popped into my mind in the most random moment of my life ( why can’t my brain answer me quick when I brainstorm for ideas rather than while I am sleeping or where unexpected ). Anyways, this DIY embroidered keychain needed some experimentation prior to presenting its tutorial to you all and this is what you can take away from my experience.
+ Air-dry clay / polymer clay
+ Embroidery thread
+ Jump ring
1.From the chunk of your clay, roll out a piece such that it is half an inch thick
2.Cut out a triangle about 1 1/2 inch all sides. And then go ahead and cut out an even smaller triangle inside the bigger one. Detach the excess clay from it.
3. Now, with the help of a needle poke three holes on each side keeping in mind the symmetry. Make another one and keep them aside to dry for a day if using air-dry clay or bake your polymer clay as per the instructions of the package ( I was out of polymer clay so I had to use air dry clay which took me longer )
4. Remove any roughness from the surface of your triangle piece with the help of a sanding paper. Now go ahead and thread your embroidery floss, about 15 inch about for each. From the back insert your needle and bring it out from the adjacent side like so.
5. After you have finished connecting one side of the triangle to the other, go ahead and connect the other adjacent sides. Repeat the third time and you have created yourself a geometric pattern with smaller triangles in between them, can you see it?
6. My Jewelry bails were more so for closing out leather bands, so I had to cut off some to fit my triangle piece. Apply some super glue over the area and carefully place the jewelry bails with the help of pliers preferably. Attach your jump rings, keychain and voila we are done here!
I made two for now because I was short of supply sadly. And I must say I am really happy with the over all look and was much easier to make than my woven keychain Not to forget, I did try other shapes such as circles and rectangles but it didn’t turn out as great as these. Now they are sitting at my mum’s dresser on her speckled dish ( yes, I decided to gift it to my mum cause she often misses her keys and it couldn’t be a better gift for her, not to mention she loves it ) Once I get my hands on to some keychain supplies I bet I will make a dozen of them.
Let me know if you liked this DIY embroidered keychain in the comments section below. If you happen to make one do share a picture with me at Instagram by using the hashtag #enthrallinggumption and tagging me @enthrallinggumption