Make an Anthropologie inspired Personalized Letter Keychain! In this video tutorial, we’ll show you how to make this DIY keychain. Perfect for a gift!
We saw a letter keychain on Pinterest and loved it. It was from Anthropologie, but alas it was sold out! So we decided to make our own. It was easy and turned out great. We think it’d be a perfect gift. Here’s a video we made showing how we created our Anthropologie-style keychain. Follow along then use the steps below to make your own. And remember if you have any questions, leave us a comment and we’ll reply. We are here to help!
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How To Make A Personalized Letter Keychain
Printed cotton fabric, 1/2″x36″ strip
Gold bangle bracelet, 70mm
Gold letter charm, 7mmx16mm
Gold heart charm, 14mm
Gold elephant charm, 16mm
4 Glass flower millefiori beads, 5mmx8mm
4 Gold headpins
Large lobster-clasp style keychain
24-Gauge wire, gold
1. To get started, make four bead dangles. Here’s how to make a bead dangle: Slide one of the beads onto a headpin. Hold the headpin wire just above the bead using the round-nose pliers and pull the tail over the pliers to make a 90-degree bend. Reposition the round-nose pliers to the top of the bend. Pull the wire over the pliers to make a partial loop. Reposition the bottom jaw of the pliers into the partial loop then finish the loop by pulling the tail around. Hold the loop across with the pliers and pull the end of the wire around two times. Trim the wire with the wire cutters. (Here’s a tip! If you don’t want to make your own bead dangles, you can buy them already made! Look for them at the craft store with the jewelry supplies.)
2. Cut a strip of the patterned fabric 36″ long and one half inch wide. Tie the end of the fabric strip to the bangle with a simple knot.
With one hand, hold the knot and with the other hand wrap the fabric strip around the bangle. Overlap each previous wrap halfway with each new wrap. Cover half the bangle then tie the end of the fabric strip to the bangle with a simple knot. Trim the end using the scissors leaving a six-inch tail (we’ll trim more off later).
3. Cut a piece of 24-gauge wire about 12″ long. Wrap the end of the wire around the bangle just next to the fabric knot. Wrap the wire around the bangle four times. Then wrap the wire around the fabric covered bangle diagonally two times.
Slide a bead dangle onto the wire and press it up against the fabric covered bangle. Wrap the wire around the fabric covered bangle two more times.
Slide a the heart charm onto the wire and press it up against the bangle.Wrap the wire around two more times and add another bead dangle.
Continue wrapping then slide on the letter charm. Wrap two more times and add a bead dangle, then wrap twice, add a bead dangle, and wrap two more times.
Wrap the wire around the metal bangle just next to the fabric knot. Trim the wire using the wire cutters and tuck the end of the wire into the knot.
Tie a second knot over the wire end on both sides. Trim the fabric ends to about one inch.
4. Open the jump ring on the lobster clasp keychain and remove the split ring that came with it. Slide the unwrapped part of the gold bangle into the jump ring. Then close the jump ring.
Isn’t that a cute keychain?! We love how the fabric adds color. And the charms and monogram letter make it easy to personalize. What do you think? Would you like to geth this as a gift? Do you think you might make one? Leave us a comment!
Jennifer & Kitty