I like to go to craft stores and just wander around. I'm often inspired by pieces I see that I wouldn't have otherwise thought to use. When I spotted this owl pendant charm at Michael's last week I knew I had to have it but had know idea what I'd do with it... I started looking around for other things that would go with it and I found some packages of cute mini key charms. That's it! I'll make a key fob! And nothing goes better with owls than macramé!
Here's what you'll need to make your own:
- 1mm leather cord
- Owl charm
- Key charm
- Loop part from a toggle clasp
Start by cutting two lengths of cord, about 14" long each. Fold in half and attach to the loop on the owl charm, side by side. In macramé lingo, this is called a larks head knot.
To make a square knot (aka flat knot), start with the cord on the left side. Move it to the right, over the two central cords and under the cord on the right. Take the right cord and move it under the two central cords and up through the loop on the left. Continuing with the same cord, move it under the two central cords and over the cord on the right. Grab the cord on the right and move it across, over the two central cords and down through the loop on the left. Tighten.
Repeat this process to tie another knot. String a bead onto the two central cords and tie one more square knot.
To attach the loop, string it on to the two central cords. Flip it over and tie two square knots in a downward direction.
String the key onto the two central cords. Tie one more square knot behind the key charm and then tie the two outer cords into a knot to secure. String beads onto the ends of the cords and tie knots at the ends. Trim excess cord where necessary.
Attach some keys or clip onto your purse. Your friends won't believe you made it yourself!