Thursday, July 28, 2011

Eclectic Key Bracelet or Necklace

Hey everyone! With school staring back up, it's good to have a dorm or house key on hand. A good way not to lose it is to put it on a key chain. Blah, blah, blah. Did you know that you can paint your house key with nail polish and it still fits in the lock! Yeah, I did it last year and it was blue with glitter. This year I wanted to do something different. So, like it was a fingernail, I took the nail polish off with nail polish remover, and repainted it purple with sparkle. I'm a sucker for glitter and shine, hehe. I'd had my key in my bag for about a week when I realized, this isn't working, I'm still losing my key around in my bag. That's when I realized that I should make it into a necklace/bracelet! I found a loose stringy thing that holds silly bands and slid my key on. I held it up but it didn't seem finished yet so I added some feathers, and part of a woven bracelet I made to make the Necklace/bracelet boho. (By the way, if you don't want to wear you're creation,or you can't find a good necklace chain, you can use a piece of string and tie it to your bag, backpack, or whatever you use.) Here's a picture of my Key...
I know, I need to paint my nails.












This next picture is a picture of the whole thing I made...
My weird but cool looking eclectic
Key ring chain awesome thingy!


The things you'll need to make the eclectic key necklace/bracelet...
1. chain or string or anything really.
2. feathers of any length and color. If you want boho, go for browns and earthy tones. If you want fun, crazy, or flirty, try the bright and pastels. I picked the latter choice.
3. Micro Links, not the ones for your hair. Micro links hold the feathers together. Some of them have holes at the top to slide on the key necklace but mine didn't fit so I put a string through it and tied it to the key necklace.
4. Small charms/accessories
5. Your key!
To color your key you'll need...
1. Nail polish any color,
2. If you're under 14, get permission. Sometimes if you paint the key it won't go back in the slot, or worse, you'll get paint chips in  the lock and your parents will yell at you. That hasn't happened  to me, but if you don't want to risk it, then I suggest just painting the top part of the key, (I'm referring to the part that doesn't go in the slot, if you were confused).                                                                  
3. A good top coat that won't chip. Because you don't want bad things to happen.
And Voila! You're set for life.

There you go! I know this was a random post but I was redoing my key and was like, "Oh my gosh! I should totally take pic's and blog about this!" so now I'm here having a flashback with you. Ok weird I know.
Xoxo, Shenae :)

3 comments:

  1. This looks really cool.What a great idea. Love it.

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