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Studded Leather Keychains

Soft coral-colored leather exudes free-spirited flair, while the gold-tone studs are an edgy addition. The beauty of this handmade embellishment is that it works for all styles — both for your go-to tote and elegant enough to dress up a leather bag.

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • Leather keychain loop (Pictured: Loop keychain, in Grapefruit, $16, baggu.com)
  • Craft knife
  • Pyramid studs (Pictured: Pyramid nailheads, medium (9mm), Gold, (#11545), mjtrim.com)
  • Craft adhesive (Pictured: Magna-Tac 809 (8094), $4.50 for 4 oz, by Beacon, from Garment Center Sewing Supplies)
  • Round needle-nose pliers
  • Nylon jaw pliers

steps

  1. Press studs into keychain in desired space until small indentation is made. (Tip: To allow for easier application of stud, use the tip of a craft knife to pierce small holes at each mark.)
  2. Push stud through at these marks, closing spikes around leather with your needle-nose pliers. Squeeze with nylon jaw pliers to secure studs.

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