Supplies: Computer key, necklace or chain, hot glue, tiny scrap of fabric
Time: 10 minutes
Over a year ago the Z key fell off of my laptop. Any editors or graphic designers out there will know that Command+Z is the keyboard shortcut for “undo” and during film school my Z key had all it could take. The Apple Store was kind enough to replace the key for free and I was left with a lonely little Z. I’ve been wanting to do something with it for ages, so today I decided to turn it into a simple necklace. I grabbed the key, an old necklace from childhood, and my friend the hot glue gun. When I tested the placement of the key on the necklace I found that it needed a little boost to get it to fit. I took a small scrap of fabric and folded it into a small cushion.
Then I glued the cushion onto the key.
Once that dried I put a small line of glue across the middle of the key, found the middle of the necklace, and glued it in place.
I added a tiny dab of glue on the sides to hold the two larger beads in place and I had a new necklace!
I’m excited to wear my new necklace! It’s colorful, fun, and unique and it actually cut down on a tiny (really tiny) bit of clutter on my craft table! For me, that’s a really good thing! See you tomorrow with a different kind of project…