Individuals often use a key chain to hold all of the different keys they have to carry around on a daily basis. One key chain may hold a house key or two and a car key, not to mention work or office keys. Rather than buy key chains for you and people you know, you can spend some time creating key chains with rubber string. Since rubber string comes in numerous colours, you can create solid colour key chains or mix the rubber string to create colour combinations.
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Things you need
- Key ring
- Rubber string
Place three strands of the rubber string side by side on a flat surface.
Tie two of the rubber strings together at one end in a knot onto the key ring. Knot the third rubber string to the other two rubber strings, up near the knot you tied to the key ring. You should now have three strands of the rubber string coming straight out from the bottom of the key ring.
Braid the three rubber strings. Make sure that you have three strands of equal length. Pull the right piece of rubber string over the top of the middle rubber string and pull it between the middle and left rubber string. Keep the three pieces of rubber string tight and taut while you braid.
Pick up the left piece of rubber string and bring it over the middle piece of rubber string. Bring the left piece of rubber string down between the middle and right pieces of rubber string.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you reach the end of the rubber string, leaving approximately one-half to 1 inch at the bottom of the braid.
Tie a piece of rubber string around the end of the braid to hold it in place. Knot the rubber string around the end of the braid.
Cut off the excess tails on the rubber string you used to knot the end of the braid.
Slide your keys onto the king ring.
Tips and warnings
- You can crochet the rubber strings instead, if you know how to crochet. You would use the rubber string to make a box stitch, attaching the box-stitched rubber strings to the key ring. Using the box-stitch approach, you can create a wider and thicker key chain out of the rubber string. You can still choose to create a solid-colour rubber-string key chain, or mix colours together to create a colour palette of your choice.
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