Recently I have been obsessed with different Buddha statues and Buddha art, for no reason really. I just started seeing statues and art pieces of the different statues and I fell in love. I think they are so interesting and beautiful. On a "quick run" to Joann's recently (we all know a trip to a craft store is never quick) Brittnee found this awesome orange bracelet charm that I fell in love with. :) I knew I had to have it, after all it was only $2.99, but I wasn't sure what I could do with it. I really didn't think I would like it as a bracelet. So I came up with the idea of making a keychain out of it. With Brittnee's help, I decided leather cord would be the best choice to string it on.
First, I took out the metal piece that went through the charm. It was pretty easy to bend so I just straightened it out on one end and pulled it out through the other.
Then I cut my cord and tied a knot in one end.
After I put the charm onto the cord, I decided I needed a few more beads to make it complete. So I found a couple beads we had in the craft closet and added them to the cord as well.
To secure it I just double knotted the top of the cord to my key ring. The cord is strong so it won't break easily. And it also moves easily around my key ring as my keys shift around.
I'm basically madly in love with this keychain. (judge me, I dare you) I really don't know what it is about these Buddha statues, but I just can't get enough of them. :) xo, Sky