I have a fun and easy project for you all today by simply pulling together some amazing Globecraft & Piccolo products to make a stunning faux metal key chain! This would make an excellent small personal gift that will dress up any set of keys.
- Globecraft & Piccolo – Enamel/Embossing Powder Adhesive
- Globecraft & Piccolo – Vintage Copper Embossing Powder
- Globecraft & Piccolo – Ruby Red Slipper Embossing Powder
- Globecraft & Piccolo – Real Rust Embossing Powder
- Globecraft & Piccolo – Turquoise Lagoon Powder
- Globecraft & Piccolo – Glastique Finishing Glaze Gloss
- Globecraft & Piccolo – Soft Grip Tweezers
- Globecraft & Piccolo – Beautiful Horse Charm Set
- Hemptique – Hemp Cord
- Stretch Magic – Beading Cord
- Bead Gallery Beads
- Bead Landing – 7mm Jump Rings
Step 1: Embossing Bookboard Pieces – For the square bookboard tag, apply Piccolo Enamel/Embossing Powder and begin to layer Piccolo Turquoise Lagoon and Vintage Copper Embossing Powder heat setting and cooling in between each layer to create a patina effect. Repeat on opposite side.
Apply Piccolo Enamel/Embossing Powder to the small bookboard charms and dust with Piccolo Real Rust Embossing Powder for the horse and Ruby Red Slipper Embossing Powder for the heart, set with heat, allow to cool and repeat on opposite side.
Step 2: Punching sentiment with metal punches – Using a 1/8 inch lower case letter metal punch, punch letters into embossed tag using the tap hammer.
Step 3: Adding charm and sealing – Once letters are punched, apply a light layer of Glastique Finishing Glaze Gloss using a Q-Tip to the full surface of the tag. Add charm to the tag and then add additional Glastique to the charm to set and seal. Allow to dry.
Step 4: Assembling key chain – Run clear beading cord through bookboard charm and tag and tie a secure knot at the top leaving a 5 inch tail for stringing beads and attaching the key ring. Run a piece of hemp cord through the tag and charm and tie into a bow and trim. Sting desired beads in 2 1/2 inch desired pattern and knot at the end. Using a secure and knot tightly the clear beading cord and trim off excess. Finally run through key ring.
Once again, Globecraft & Piccolo’s products deliver a powerful punch when it comes to making projects using their amazing embossing powders. I just love how these ended up looking like they were made out of metal. They even responded to the metal punches like they were metal. Be sure to pop over to check out my other fun key chain idea at Globecraft & Piccolo. You can find these and other amazing Embossing Powders HERE!