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Talking about selling: just before Christmas I took some stuff to work to get a bit of circulation at my hairdresser's stand. When people realized I sell jewelry, I suddenly got several orders for keybands; many of us have keybands around the neck, and you get a bit fed up with the woven-polyester-with-commercial-texts versions after some time. Sometimes you find blingy ones with glass pearls and wire. I made one with black leather cord and glass and bone pearls for myself some years ago, and people apparently thought it looks cool. So suddenly I had to put all my large-hole beads into use, and string a row of keybands! Then my hairdresser saw the one with blue jasper, and said she wanted one, but without the key-clasp! Luckily I had just the pendant for her... They were simple and quick to make, no complicated techniques (a bit of fretting over combinations , though...), but people were happy!


Leather cord, large-hole beads (jasper from LB, glass and wood from stash), clasps. Copper wire for the wrapping of the pendant.

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  1. perlym
    perlym says:

    I too make card key holders for my daughter and her friends. Never thought of using leather. What a wonderful change it will be. Love your piece.

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    These are cool and different. Great design!

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    very cool!!! :)

  4. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I like these a lot.

  5. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    These are too cool,and SO much nicer than a sad nylon cord.(Which are always ugly,and uncomfortable). I especially like the blue! You’ll probably get more orders than you can keep up with. :)

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    What a great idea

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Thanks gals! I’ve also seen one with some kind of small chips and seed beads combined — looked very African somehow. That I would like to try to copy for myself sometime!

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Very Clever Idea! Love it! :D

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