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
- 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
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.)
Push stud through at these marks, closing spikes around leather with your needle-nose pliers. Squeeze with nylon jaw pliers to secure studs.