Original DIY charms

Key fobs are now sold at every step. Someone wears them with keys, someone with a remote alarm from a car, someone just on jeans, on a loop for a belt ... But it's much more interesting to wear on, say, keys, a keychain made with your own hands. Moreover, it is more pleasant that it exists only in a single copy. Make a good and original keychain can be almost all that lies literally under their feet. I want to share in several ways. Since some of the charms have been around for a long time, and they have a finished look, I will try to set forth the manufacturing process in more detail.

The first method is made of metal

It will take:
  • Waste skewer.
  • Aluminum wire, 4-5 mm cross section.
  • Aluminum (or copper, brass) tube, for example, from an antenna.
  • File.
  • Sanding machine.
  • Felt disc.
  • Pasta goys.
  • Thin strips of leather, or imitation leather.
  • Second glue.
Keychain will be in the form of a miniature sword.With sheath.
Original charms with your own hands
So, let's start by preparing the base. Namely: cut off a piece of skewer, ten centimeters long. Next, with the help of an emery machine, we give it an approximate shape of the future sword - we sharpen it at one end, we cut a pin (1.5 - 2 cm) for the handle on the other. Now you need to bring in the middle of the workpiece, along, on both sides, the groove.
Original charms with your own hands
I used salt water and a 12 volt power supply for this purpose, varnished the workpiece, removed the varnish in the right place with a ruler and a knife, tied it to the blank plus, I put the minus in salt water and put the billet in the same water for ten minutes. Salt water and electricity corroded the areas I needed. But if you don’t want to mess around, you can neatly make the grooves with a cutting wheel, 1 mm thick. and grinder. Now you have to work with a file. For the manufacture of skewers, usually used soft stainless and non-hardened steel. So remove the file cutting edge on the blade is not difficult. Next, cut a piece of 1.5 mm from the wire.Slightly flatten it, drill a hole in the middle, attach the desired shape to the file and put the resulting guard on the pin.
Original charms with your own hands
Now we cut off a thin tube, 3-4 mm long shorter than the remaining pin, put this tube on it, slightly flatten it to make it oval-shaped, and bury it in tube second glue to guard and handle-tube stuck to the pin. For the rest of the tip of the pin, we place a bead or a cut piece of metal, also using a second glue.
Original charms with your own hands
We will make the sheath with a brass tube from a broken antenna. A tube of suitable diameter is flattened, we sharpen one end, under the edge of the sword, glue (or solder) the edges of the resulting triangular point. Original charms with your own hands
Glue (or solder) the eyelet for the ring and we wind the resulting sheath with a strip of leather in any combination you like.
Original charms with your own hands
It remains to process everything with goy paste on felt.Keychain ready.
Original charms with your own hands

The second option: cartridge-container for oil perfumes

Original charms with your own hands
You will need:
  • Cartridge case 7.62 × 51
  • Internal and external threads, diameter with internal diameter of a sleeve.
  • Soldering iron, tin and flux.
  • Brass piece for a bullet cover.
  • Flat neodymium magnets, 2 pcs.
  • Second glue.
First, let's cut off the liner. Saw should be the socket itself. So, saw off the socket of the sleeve, now you need to adjust the internal thread to the output of the cartridge case. To do this, we wind the thread on the pencil and, evenly rotating the pencil, we remove the outer metal layer on the sandpaper to the required diameter. In general, we make so that the internal thread got into the sleeve. Next, we process the thread and the inner surface of the sleeve with flux, insert the thread into the sleeve, align the edges, heat the sleeve with a soldering iron and solder the internal thread to the sleeve.
Original charms with their own hands
When the metal reaches the desired temperature,simply touch the solder to the right place and it will spread over all, even the thinnest slots. Now we make a bullet cover. To do this, from any suitable piece of copper or brass, cut a cone on a sandpaper, a semblance of a bullet that is suitable for the caliber of the sleeve. Solder to the bullet male thread. Inside the thread on the bullet we glue the cork from the flask of oil spirits.
Original charms with your own hands
Closing the cork spirits. Putting the container with the cone together.
Original charms with your own hands
Original charms with your own hands
Now we paste one of the magnets to the sleeve cap, and the second to the chain (or cord) with a ring.
Original charms with your own hands
Original charms with your own hands
Such a key ring will be very pleasant to the female half.

The third option is not so time consuming: the stone arrowhead

Finding flint is a simple task.This mineral is most often found on the banks of rivers, as well as in pine forests.
Original charms with your own hands
If you could not find flint - it does not matter; You can take any, similar in structure, a pebble. We, of course, will not break away pieces from it in order to give it the necessary shape, as primitive people did, all the more so, given the miniature size we need, it is almost impossible. In our technological age, there are easier ways to get the desired result. You'll need:
  • Hammer.
  • Sanding machine.
  • Bor-machine.
  • Transparent varnish.
  • Drill and drill by 3 millimeters.
So, first, break off a piece from the stone, more or less like a plate. Now, using an emery machine, with a thin cutting disk, we give the stone approximate forms of the tip.
Original charms with your own hands
Next, you will need a boring machine, with the help of which we grind pieces from a stone plate, in the form of chips. In disarray. In general, we give the appearance of a stone tip.
Original charms with your own hands
Next, we drill a hole in the tip with a drill of 3 millimeters.And finally, we cover the tip with transparent varnish and thread an iron ring or a nylon thread through the hole.
Original charms with their own hands
Original charms with your own hands Done. There are many more options and types of homemade trinkets. For example, a flash drive disguised as a cigarette lighter, or a bracelet from sleeves (although this is probably more decoration than keychain ...) Any of these keyrings, due to its uniqueness and originality, will decorate your keys, jeans, or remote control from car alarm.

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