I recently blogged about the lanyard keychains that I’ve been making out of boredom, and I also mentioned the thicker lace. I said I didn’t make anything out of the thicker lace because it was too difficult to work with, but yesterday I decided to give it a shot and I actually love working with it more than the regular gimp if you can believe that.
So I have 4 different colors. There are the 3 you see in the image above, the orange with black patterned, the green with spots and the solid black behind it all. The black was already cut up to make a keychain and not wound up. There is a 4th color, but I don’t have a roll of it, instead what you see is what I used in the keychain in the picture above between the 2 rolls.
I couldn’t start with a key ring, but I knew that once I was finished, I could slip a key ring into the bottom. I just started making the keychain the same way I would make it with the regular gimp and it turned out great. I decided to make a green and black one, but I went a bit overboard and made it really long. My partner told me that he didn’t like the orange because he sees it as fluorescent and he hates fluorescent colors, so I gave him the green and black, but it was too long for him.
As we were driving home from the doctor’s office today, it was hanging from his car keys which were in the ignition, and the end of the keychain was tickling his leg lol. I made him a smaller one so it doesn’t do that. I didn’t make it as long as the orange and blue one because I didn’t want to make it too long, but it’s nearly the same length, but short enough that it won’t bother him while he’s driving. I hope…
I really like how they look. They aren’t too thin like the regular lace, or gimp. They actually fit in the palm of my hand and is comfortable enough to hold my keys from the keychain instead of just holding the keys in my hand. Not that it would matter how I hold my keys, but it just feels good holding. I just like how they look in general.
Of course I am using the long green and black, green for Noom. What will I do with the orange and blue one? Well, I guess it will go with the rest of the keychains that I am making for no reason lol.
Making these is really fun and I’m glad that I am finally using something that I bought many years ago instead of letting it collect dust in a drawer. I just wish that I knew how cool the mega lace was when I bought them instead of thinking that they were a waste of money. Better late than never, eh?