Key Fob with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Drops, Rattail Cording and Antiqued Brass Steel Chain

STEP 1
3 inches from the end of each length of cording, tie the two cords together using a surgeon's knot.

Tie one more overhand knot for good measure.
STEP 2
Thread a key ring onto one length of cord and slide the key ring toward the surgeon's knot.
STEP 3

It's Time to Weave the "Snake Knot."


Position the cords side by side. Pass the brown cord under then over the variegated cord, forming a loop. Bring the brown cord back in line with the working length of brown cord, placing it on top.
STEP 4
Pass the variegated cord over and under the brown cord, through the loop and then down, bringing it back in line with the working length of cord underneath the loop just formed.
STEP 5
Gently pull the cords so the knot tightens up, but remains a little loose for the next step.
STEP 6
Pass the brown cord under the variegated cord and then through the variegated cord's loop in the first knot.
STEP 7
Pull the cords to tighten up the knots. This is the only time you will have a double loop of the same color in the snake knot.
STEP 8
Turn the whole unit over. Pass the variegated cord under the brown cord and then through the lowest (2nd) brown cord's loop from Step 6.
STEP 9
Pull the cords to tighten up the knots.
STEP 10
Turn the unit over and repeat Steps 6 - 8 until the snake is as long as you'd like.
STEP 11
Once you are happy with the length of the knotting, trim the ends of the cording on a steep angle. Pass the two ends through the Swarovski rondelle (Article 5041).
STEP 12
Tie the two cords together in an overhand knot. Thread the second key ring onto one strand. Tie a surgeon's knot. Pull the ends tightly. Tie one more overhand knot for good measure.

Trim the ends to the length you'd like.
STEP 13
Using the flush-cutters, trim the head off of one headpin. Using round-nose pliers, form a simple loop on one end of the wire. Put the pin into the 27mm Swarovski Wild Heart pendant (Article 6240). Form a loop on the other end. Center the heart on the wire.

Place the tips of a pair of chain-nose pliers next to one loop then bend the wire to form a 90-degree angle in the wire that points up.
STEP 14
Bend the other end of wire to capture the heart--working carefully as you will have the pliers very close to the pendant.
STEP 15
Using flush-cutters, cut a length of cable chain, 7-links long. Open one 6mm jumpring. Place it through one loop on the 27mm Wild Heart wire bail and the last link on one end of the 7-link length of chain. Repeat to add a jumpring to the other loop on the bail and the last link on the other end of the 7-link chain.
STEP 16
Repeat Steps 13 and 14 for the 17mm heart pendant. Place a jumpring through the loops so the heart can be suspended.

Repeat for the remaining heart.
STEP 17
Using flush-cutters, cut random lengths of the flat-cable chain and random lengths of the twisted cable chain--all ranging from 1-5 inches, or more in length, so you have a pleasing arrangement to hang from your fob.
STEP 18
Use jumprings to connect the hearts to any length of chain, so they are suspended at staggered lengths.

Use one large jumpring to connect the chains to the key ring to complete the fob.

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