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Lock and key charm silver chain necklace DIY
You Need:
*Bits and pieces of random charms, beads or old bits of jewellery. If you want yours to look like mine you need a lock charm and some sort of small key (mine is from an old diary)
* A few eyepins
* A coloured ribbon of your choice
* A needle and thread
* An old necklace or chain that you can attach your charms on

Posted by Elle Bell from London, United Kingdom • Published See Elle Bell's 2 projects »
  • How to make a key pendant. Lock & Key Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    I started off with an old silver chain. I then took a silver eye pin and threaded a small pearl onto it, before using craft tweezers (you can use pliers if you prefer) to fold over the straight edge of the pin around one of the links on the necklace. Make sure its secure otherwise your bead might come off.

  • How to make a key pendant. Lock & Key Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    If your using a key, try to find one with a hole through the top of it, that way you can tie your ribbon through and make a bow, as this is how I did this. If you have a key without a hole don't worry, you can buy ready made bows from any craft shop or, alternatively make the bow yourself from a piece of ribbon before glueing it on.

    Once you have created your bow, get your needle and thread and sew a small fabric rose in the middle. You can buy these from any craft shop or Hobbycraft. If you don't want to use a rose feel free to use something else as a substitute like a bead or a button.

  • How to make a key pendant. Lock & Key Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once you have your finished key charm, take your needle and thread and sew it onto a link of your necklace. Its as easy as that!

    When I attached my lock onto my necklace I used a jumpring, but you could easily sew it on instead.

  • How to make a key pendant. Lock & Key Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    And thats it! You have now made a lock and key necklace. How simple was that? If you want you can add loads of different charms onto it this way and make some really cute bits of jewellery!

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