Creating Baubles on Keychain Links

We have some new supplies in to help you create Baubles on the ends of your keychain links! The Premium Beaded Keychains come with a chain that can be used for adding a little extra pizzazz. We often use charms for this element, but wanted to show you something new and SO EASY to have on hand.... BEADS! By just adding the new Flat Head Pins, Needle Nose Pliers, Round Nose Pliers, Side Cutters and some Bitty 4mm Spacers to your crafting toolbox, you can convert any of your beads to a charm to coordinate with your keychain. 

Here's a video showing you how:

So the steps for looping are:

  1. Add beads
  2. Use Side Cutters to trim Head Pin 3/8" from the last bead
  3. Use Needle Nose Pliers to flatten out the end of the Head Pin at a 90 degree angle from the last bead
  4. Use the Round Nose Pliers to make a loop

Some notes about the beads.... 

  • Beads labeled Bitty 4mm Spacers have small holes the Head Pins won't fall through. The Premium Stardust 4mm Spacers will also work along with the Acrylic 4mm Spacers. The Zinc Alloy and Stainless Steel Spacers with larger holes for cord will not work, the head pin will fall through them.
  • Generally speaking, 8mm beads will also work as a starting/ending bead. There may be a bead here or there in a batch that has a larger hole than the rest, but in general each of the styles have a small enough hole for the head pin.
  • If you're trying to add a silicone bead to a bauble, you'll want to be sure to use an end bead as the silicone will very easily stretch over the head pin - a bauble should not be made with solely silicone beads.

Suck It Up Buttercup Beaded Keychain Supply List:

  • Black Beadable Keychain SKU 4352 - SHOP HERE
  • Black & Woodgrain Duo 12mm Bead SKU 4365 - SHOP HERE
  • Latte Lentil Silicone Bead SKU 4849 - SHOP HERE
  • Daffodil Shimmer 15mm Silicone Bead SKU 4732 - SHOP HERE
  • Suck it Up Buttercup Focal Bead SKU 4881 - SHOP HERE
  • Amber Pearly Luster 8mm Bead SKU 3455 - SHOP HERE
  • Silver Stainless Steel Flat Head 2" Head Pin SKU 4860 - SHOP HERE
  • Steel Round Nose Pliers SKU 4857 - SHOP HERE
  • Steel Needle Nose Pliers SKU 4856 - SHOP HERE
  • Steel Side Cutters SKU 4858 - SHOP HERE

Floral Fall Beaded Keychain Supply List:

  • Gold Beadable Keychain SKU 4352 - SHOP HERE
  • Fall Leaf Silicone Focal Bead SKU 4888 - SHOP HERE
  • Medium Fall Flower Silicone Focal Bead SKU 4887 - SHOP HERE
  • Cinnamon Lentil Silicone Bead SKU 4847 - SHOP HERE
  • Army Green Lentil Silicone Bead SKU 4854 - SHOP HERE
  • Bitty Linen Pearl Spacer Bead SKU 3890 - SHOP HERE
  • Cinnamon Iridescent 12mm Bead SKU 2113 - SHOP HERE
  • Gold Flat Head 2" Head Pin SKU 4859 - SHOP HERE
  • Steel Round Nose Pliers SKU 4857 - SHOP HERE
  • Steel Needle Nose Pliers SKU 4856 - SHOP HERE
  • Steel Side Cutters SKU 4858 - SHOP HERE

Fall Squirrel Beaded Keychain Supply List:

  • Silver Beadable Keychain SKU 4352 - SHOP HERE
  • Cherry Red Pearly Luster 12mm Bead SKU 1556 - SHOP HERE
  • Brown Galaxy 20mm Bead SKU 1844 - SHOP HERE
  • Mustard Lentil Silicone Bead SKU 3884 - SHOP HERE
  • Fall Squirrel Printed 15mm Wood Bead SKU 4864 - SHOP HERE
  • 12mm Round Wood Bead SKU 4282 - SHOP HERE
  • Sunflower Sandy Marble 12mm Bead SKU 1934 - SHOP HERE
  • Bitty Silver Pumpkin Spacers 4mm SKU 4889 - SHOP HERE
  • Silver Stainless Steel Flat Head 2" Head Pin SKU 4860 - SHOP HERE
  • Steel Round Nose Pliers SKU 4857 - SHOP HERE
  • Steel Needle Nose Pliers SKU 4856 - SHOP HERE
  • Steel Side Cutters SKU 4858 - SHOP HERE

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