Beavercreek Adult Take-and-Make: Macrame Keychain

Hello Crafters!

As always, first things first.  If you haven't already, please register for your kit here:  https://greenelibrary.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=branch_location_id:(B)/event/61081a074662f336001269bc

 Once you've registered, pick up your kit from the adult services desk at the Beavercreek library.

I'm pretty excited about this month's craft kit!  I had never done macrame before and I thought this would be a good way to learn.  Macrame seems to be all the rage right now and I wanted to jump on the bandwagon - and bring you all with me!

My goal with each craft kit is to introduce a skill that you can practice on a small scale.  Hopefully, you can then take your new skill and apply it to bigger projects in the future!

 

INCLUDED IN YOUR KIT:

3mm braided macrame cord

16mm bead (can be found online or any craft store)

1" lobster clasp ring

I have to admit, there was a steeper learning curve to macrame than I anticipated.  It's not difficult, but it took a few tries to get the knots to look the way they are supposed to.  I used the below video to make the sample keychain. 

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND watching the video at 0.25 speed.  You can do this by clicking settings, then playback speed and changing it to 0.25 (see below).

Unfortunately, one thing the video doesn't show you how to do is put the bead on.  I did that by unfolding one side of a paperclip and sticking it through the hole of the bead.  Then I put the remaining loop around the cord and pulled it through the center of the bead.  See below pics.  It took a fair amount of tugging to get it through.

Once the bead is on, it's smooth sailing until it's time to make the tassel.  The video shows you what to do and I just used a small crochet hook to pull the cord through the middle of the tassel.

If you'd like to buy more supplies, click the below images.

I hope you love your keychain and I would be thrilled to see it! 

You can email me pics at mcrumbacher@gcpl.lib.oh.us or post them to our Facebook page and tag us!

Until next time, happy crafting!!

-Morgan

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