September 13, 2011

DIY: Free People Inspired Key Ring


Birds of a feather flock together? Perhaps, but I do think feathers and metal flock together- or "go" together" actually. When I saw this Free People necklace an “oooh” immediately came out of my mouth. So I decided to make a DIY for it.

Free People key ring at freepeople.com


Here are the items you need for the DIY. I got the feathers and the metal clip from the dollar store.



Cut the chain in different lengths. Put a 3-4 strands through a jump ring and make 3 of them. You can always make more if you like, this is just personal preference.



Cut the feathers in different lengths and trim the ends. Then layer them (longer ones under the shorter ones) and crimp the crimp bead and feathers together with a crimper.



 Get a charm and add a jump ring to it.



Below is what it looks like after you assemble it all together. Have fun!


The size is perfect for my Coach clutch!

69 comments:

  1. WOAH it's so cute! >:"D You should do a giveaway or something! I'd love to win one!

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  2. Love it! Such a great idea!

    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  3. Fab DIY, I love it! And it's super easy too, thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  4. Love this. so special! you are really creative.

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  5. Amazing! <3 totally something i would buy ..

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  6. great idea,you're so creative dear :D
    X
    http://monicakosasih.blogspot.com/

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  7. You're so talented and crafty. I love this DIY creation, it looks great with your coach clutch.

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  8. Awesome DIY! Super cute. :D May have to try this one some day...heh heh

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  9. Great DIY idea! And so easy too. I actually prefer yours to Free People's!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  10. It's so cute! Maybe you can start a business with feathers and metals? :D

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  11. Damn you are good with your tools! This is very very cool!

    PvdH

    www.ThePvdHJournal.com

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  12. Thank you so much for your comment! You have a reader more now. Love your blog<3

    http://beyourself-be-you.blogspot.com/

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  13. Well, actually it is just perfect all around. Love it.....fun fun!!!

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  14. I always love your DIYs, this is really cool! I'll have to give it a try! To answer your question, Mr. Atwood is absolutely dashing and he is engaged...

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  15. Ooooh I love feathers, im def trying this myself :) thanks for sharing :)

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  16. oh i haven't done a DIY in such a long time. this key ring is super pretty!

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  17. That is so cool! Have to try it!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  18. this is soo cool:)
    btw. love your pics from NY - last post.

    love,
    rosecandle11.blogspot.com

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  19. Great DIY, this has given me an idea for the new key chain I really need because my old one won't fit my key =)

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  20. babe this is freakin awesome! want this as an earring! wish you're here in Manila so that I could buy one fr ya!:(

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  21. that's super cool! thanks for sharing =D

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  22. Wow!!I love this idea!;))
    I will try it!!
    You're so talented,lovely;)
    Xoxo
    Mary

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  23. I love the feather key chain. It looks so great with the small clutch and be a quick way to find my keys.

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  24. OMG this is such a great idea! You're really creative and I just love how you matched the feathers with the metal =)

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  25. Oooh, great tutorial. I will have to try this. <3

    xoxo
    http://thesexylittleblog.blogspot.com/

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  26. your feather version is divine! it looks fantastic with that purse. you totally rock, but you don't need me to tell you that now, do ya? i mean johnny rzeznik is the reason i picked up the guitar. your profile? just saying. ;)

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  27. Feather key chains are perfect. I really want one. I was just thinking about this the other day. I need to try this DIY!

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  28. Fab DIY. You are getting good at this!

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  29. I'm not sure I could personally tackle this craft with much success, but I am SO happy this look is popular- I love the 70s vibe!

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  30. such a cute DIY!! i'm totally loving this for my book bag =) thanks

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  31. Damn you make this look so easy, it makes spending money on something like this seem pretty foolish!

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  32. Feathers! This is perfect. <3
    So very creative.

    XoXo, Bree

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  33. suits perfectly with your cute little bag :)
    btw, thanks for the comment in my blog ;)

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  34. Great idea, the final effect is amazing!

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  35. Oh that is fabulous!!! I need to do some more DIY, that looks so good! :) x

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  36. So cool, awesome idea!!! Love it :)

    xo Emma

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  37. so cute!!, feathers are always so cute
    xx
    Rosa

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  38. Beautiful diy proyect! and perfect accesory :)

    See you and have a nice day!

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  39. So cool!! I actually like yours better than the Free People one! You are very creative & crafty! :)

    Hope that you have had the chance to enter our Tiffany & Co. giveaway!

    Blessings,
    Kat
    www.maryanddyer.blogspot.com

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  40. I think yours actually looks nicer than the original. Fabulous!

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  41. that is some serious diy right there

    so envy of ur skills

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  42. Fantastic DIY! So easy, yet I probably wouldn't have gotten the idea to attempt my own version. Yours actually looks better than the original!

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  43. Hi honey, love the blog.
    great photos.
    What do you think of following one another?
    Kisses.

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  44. Oh wow you clever thing - I have been wanting a feather earring too so this DIY is definetly something I want to try. Love it.

    Anna xo

    http://lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com/

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  45. love it! i LOVE diy's and this one is super cute, simple, and cost effective! Awesome job girl!

    xx

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  46. Wow, that's soo cool. I wish I was more crafty and the reason I really like it is because you made it and added it to a designer purse and I think so many people wouldn't do that but you made it look so cute and unique. I could totally see girls buying those, I think it's nice you chose white feathers too, very chic. :)
    xoDale

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  47. Good idea - it looks very cute :))

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  48. Love your DIY so much! I like thing with fur on it. Fabulous! :D

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  49. What a awesome DIy babe!! : ) Hope u are having a lovely Thursday xx

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  50. so beautiful! what an easy DIY...and it turns out so fab!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  51. Thank you for your comment on my blog :)
    You have such a fun blog! :D I love the DIY!! :D


    www.arty-heart.blogspot.com

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  52. Wow nice! I love the idea!
    - I wanna try making one :D
    Hi :D I just popped by hehe

    Thanks for sharing ;D

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  53. oh cool beans!! a tutorial!!! Very nifty idea.

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