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Keychain

Instructions for making a decorative Keychain out of jewelry wire, beads and jewelry supplies using WigJig jewelry tools

The instructions for making the Keychain provided below are some of the older instructions on our WigJig web site. The technology used to present these instructions is older technology with the main instructions being provided as one or more pictures (.jpg). For this reason it is impossible for us to edit these instructions to provide the added details that we provide in our newer jewelry making instructions. These instructions may not be suitable for a beginner to making jewelry with wire and beads because we do not clearly state which jewelry tools are required, what length of jewelry wire to cut and what size of beads to use. For people who are more experienced in making jewelry these instructions should be adequate. We apologize for the lack of detail. We are smarter now and use better technology to document our newer jewelry making designs. If the level of detail here is not adequate to meet your needs, please select one of our newer projects with more detailed instructions in how to make jewelry with WigJig jewelry tools, jewelry wire and beads.

 Key Chain wire working project made out of jewelry wire and beads.



Ever wonder what to do with the keys to your Porsche?  An ordinary key chain just won't do.    
 

This is a very simple project using either a commercial key ring or Memory Wire.


        Jewelry Supplies Required:

 

 

Jewelry Tools Required:

  • 3 inches of 20G jewelry wire
  • 3 inches of commercial chain
  • One large bead, three 4mm beads
  • One head-pin
  • Either commercial key ring or 4 coils of memory wire
  • Round Nose Pliers

  • Flush Cutter

  • Chain Nose or Bent Chain Nose Pliers (2)

  • Any WigJig jewelry tool

  • Spiral Maker tool for jewelry making  jig

  • 2 metal pegs and one 1/4 or 5/8" Super Peg

  • 10 minutes of free time

Jewelry Making Skills Required:

  • Ability to make a bead dangle with a head-pin and beads.

  • Ability to make a wrapped bead link

Step-by-step instructions for making a decorative using common jewelry tools, jewelry wire, beads and common jewelry supplies:

Step 1:  Cut a segment of commercial chain 1 3/4 inches long. 

Step 2:  Thread a 4mm bead, then the large bead and another 4mm bead on a head-pin.  Attach this bead dangle to the end of the chain using a wrapped link. 
 

   Key chain wire working project made with jewelry wire and beads.
 

Step 3:  Connect the opposite end of the chain to the key ring with a wrapped bead link using a 4mm bead. 

Now you only need to worry about where you park the Porsche.

 

For those of you unfamiliar with the wrapped link used in the bead dangle or wrapped bead link, our online book, "Wire Design Basics" describes these techniques in detail

 

 

 



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