DIY – How to Make a Knot Keyring

March 13, 2015

diy-knot keyring carrick bend adorablestDIY – Knot Keyring (or keychain). St Patrick’s Day is only a few days away, so I thought I’d show you how to do an Irish / “Celtic-ish” themed practical DIY. This knot is based on a Carrick Bend. Rather than show step by step how to do this knot, I’ll point you to the excellent tutorial (that could knot be made any better) that I used from Animated Knots.

diy knot keyring suppliesYou will need:

  • Carrick Bend Knot. I used black satin cord. Use a product that has some rigidity.
  • Split Ring, Tiny length of Chain & Jump Rings. Or a ready made keyring.
  • Glue. Only a tiny amount needed. I used E6000 for this project.
  • Scissors. For cord cutting.
  • Jewellery Pliers. Or similar.

knot carrick bend cordStart with your completed Carrick Bend Knot. This one has been ‘weaved’ 3 times, but this may change depending on your choice of cord thickness, rigidity and the look you want.

knot carrick bend start finishThis is the underside. Notice the ‘Start’ point of the knot.

knot carrick bend finishTrim your cord with a sharp pair of scissors. To finish, glue both the Start and End points securely and neatly with a strong glue. Leave to dry.

knot keyring carrick bend with keysAttach your keyring parts. Add embellishments if liked. I liked the simple look.

diy make woven knot necklaceWhile I was in a knotty mood, I also made this necklace. I think this is more shamrock-like for St Patrick’s Day, plus it’s lime green.  I had the extra findings to finish it, but they can easily be found online, or you could find a necklace in an op (thrift) shop to refashion.

diy knot keyring carrick bendIf you like knot weaving, here’s an idea from Concraftidor for DIY Rustic Rope Knotted Coasters. I’ve also seen mats (use cotton rope) and wall hangings using this pattern.

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way –
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

– Irish Blessing

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3 Comments

  • Reply Isabella March 13, 2015 at 3:03 am

    What a good idea– I can’t wait to try it out!! :)
    Keep up the great work!
    XOXO,
    Isabella

  • Reply Jana March 13, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Love the necklace! It is perfect for Spring! :) Best from Toronto, Jana

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