June 30, 2011

30 minute Thursdays...personalised keychain...

Hi all...its Thursday again...so time for another 30 minute project...this week i've created a personalised keychain with a photo of my hubby on it. Of course, you're unlikely to want my hubby on your keychain...so feel free to add photos of your children, pets or favourite flowers...whatever you love!

1 large Tim Holtz facet and the jump rings you get in the pack
Glossy Accents
2 charms of your choosing
alcohol inks
a scrap of ribbon
a keychain
a scrap of pp
a photo

The first step is to adhere your pp to your facet using a smoosh of Glossy Accents. Move the facet around a bit {wiggle it} to spread the glue and allow it to dry for about 30 seconds. Cut carefully around the facet.

Next, adhere your photo to the reverse of the pp just as before, wiggling the facet for good adhesion...and allow to dry. Trim as before and using a pokey tool, remake the hole all the way through so you can attach the jump ring.

Using the jump rings in the pace of facets, make a simple chain of 5 rings with the keychain on one end and the facet on the other. Take your charms and colour them by dabbing with alcohol inks and when dry {again about a minute unless you've totally soaked them!} add a dab of glitter glue with your finger for some subtle sparkle. Leave this to dry, then using two more jump rings attach the two charms to the chain.

The final step is to simply tie on a piece of co~ordinating ribbon and attach keys!

And there you have it...a simple but personalised keychain perfect for a gift or as in my case, just for yourself...because *you're worth it* muahahahahaha


Pam said...

I Love that key chain-thanks for sharing!!

misteejay said...

Thanks for sharing this fab idea.

Toni xx

Bubbles said...

Of course you're worth it! Brilliant - as always :)

Claireliz said...

That is fab Alix. I want one :D

Sue said...

Fab! lovely idea :D

vixen said...

lovely key chain :)

Ali said...

beautiful - such a great idea.