Make a Quick Key Ring from Leftover Beads
Every diy person has these leftover beads that are quite different in shapes and sizes and couldn't make a solid piece of jewelry anymore. Thinking about those few beads that were lying around I decided to make a key ring and decorate mailbox key.
If you don't have leftover beads you can buy some specially for this key ring and choose the accent bead (the feather in my case) you like the most.
- Fishing line
- Purple jade beads
- 2 crimp beads
- A feather and a crimp cap
- 2 jump rings
- Flat-nose pliers
- Thread the end of the fishing line through the crimp bead and through the first jump ring. Form a loop and thread back through the crimp bead. Slide the crimp bead closer to the jump ring (not too tight) and flatten it with the pliers. Cut the shorter end of the wire, leaving it about an inch long.
- Thread the first bead onto the fishing line. Thread the shorter end of the line through that bead and cut it. Continue threading the rest of the beads.
- Thread the end of the fishing line through the crimp bead, through the loop of the feather, make a loop and thread back through the crimp bead again.
- Slide the crimp bead closer to the feather and flatten it.
- Take the end of the fishing line and thread it back through one or two beads and cut it.
- Attach the second jump ring.