As you may recall, I did some stained glass art a few months back. I had purchased a starter kit which included about 30ish small pots of paint.
I’ve had these paints on my mind as I worked on some craft projects. I’ve been thinking about how I can use them up. What other surface besides glass would they work on?
This monogram key chain is so simple to make and it’s great for gifting!
– wooden letter
– screw eye
– wooden circle beads
– pearl beads
– stained glass paint and applicator
– embroidery floss
– bead cord
– jump ring
You will want to begin by screwing in the screw eye to the top of the letter.
This was a bit tricky. In the end I was able to do it using craft tweezers.
Next you’ll want to paint your letter and the wooden beads to match.
I found that the tweezers helped out when painting the beads.
Once the paint has dried, use the applicator to layer on the stained glass paint.
I would consider the other colors in your project but wouldn’t try to color match because the stained glass paint dries a significantly different color than it is when it’s wet.
As you’ll see in the picture below, I chose to keep a small border around the stained glass paint.
Leave the stained glass paint to dry – probably overnight.
See how much darker the red is in the picture below?
I used both bead cord and embroidery floss to put together the key chain. I figured the bead cord would provide the strength and the embroidery floss would provide the color.
My little trick for beading with embroidery floss? Washi tape.
Just a tiny little piece at the end of the string to hold all of the fibers together.
Once the beads have been strung though, you can tie a knot around the screw eye.
Thread the strings back through the last bead and cut off the ends.
And that’s it! All done!