Leather Fringed Key Ring
For each tag:
Key ring fitting
Suede or leather
To make a Fringed Keyring tag
Cut a piece of suede 4 inch deep and 5 inch wide. Cut fringing 2 1/4 inch deep along one longer side, making
each strand 1/8 of an inch wide. Spread glue all along both surfaces of unfringed area and leave to set.
Cut a strip of leather 1 inch by 9 inch and spread the wrong side with glue.
When set, fold in half length ways
to make a double strap 1/2 inch by 9 inch Slip through tag fitting, so that ring comes into centre strap.
Glue inside surfaces of strap together, starting a half inch down from the loop, and spreading for 1 1/4 inch downwards.
Spread glue over corresponding outer surfaces of strap, and stick down one end of fringed piece of
leather so that ends of strap are level and parallel with bottom edge of fringing.
Now roll up the fringed piece, starting at one short end, very tightly, with the strap in the centre. The already-glued area on the main fringed piece will stick together very well if pressed down firmly as you roll up. Cut the strap ends in the core into fringes to match the rest.
Cut a piece of suede approximately 2 3/4 inch by 3 1/2 inch Spread glue along wrong side of both short ends and
join together when set.
Cut looped fringes along folded edge, 1/8 of an inch wide and up to within 1/4 inch of joined edge. Spread a 1/4 inch line of glue along top edge, on wrong side, and stick round other roll (attached to ring fitting) 1/4 inch down from top edge.
Cut a strip of contrasting leather 1/4 inch by 2 inch and stick this round the top of the first roll, above the second roll, to finish off neatly. Ease up the looped fringes to resemble a bell.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.