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FIMO leather-effect key ring

FIMO leather-effect key ring
30 minEasy

These little DIY key rings in pretty designs can smarten up any bunch of keys.
Made of FIMO leather-effect, they mimic the look and feel of leather, and can also be embroidered.

Lisa Tihanyi

An article by Lisa Tihanyi

Step-by-step tutorial

Roll one block of FIMO leather-effect indigo to a thickness of around 2 mm using the acrylic roller. As you roll out the FIMO sheet, make sure it’s big enough to accommodate the template later.
Gently lift the FIMO sheet with your fingers again and stretch it slightly. This helps make the leather effect stand out even better. Now place the FIMO sheet on baking paper, making sure that it’s flat.
Harden in the oven for 30 minutes at 130°C / 265°F (top/bottom heat).
Then leave to cool.

Now place the template on the hardened FIMO leather-effect sheet and trace using a wipe-away marker.

Download template

Using a needle, prick a small hole at each corner and every point where two lines meet.

Then punch bigger holes at each needle-mark using the punch.

Thread the needle and stitch the pattern through the punched holes.

Take the scissors and cut out the template shape leaving a 5-mm gap around the stitched pattern.

Use jewellery pliers to bend open a split ring, and feed it in through one of the top holes. Connect it to the key ring and bend it shut again.

All done!

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard Acrylic roller for an even rolling out of FIMO, for a particularly smooth surface, Ø 25 mm, length 20 cm 8700 05 1
FIMO® 8700 22 Oven thermometer - Blistercard containing 1 Oven thermometer 8700 22 1
Lumocolor® non-permanent pen 311 Non-permanent universal pen S - Single product black 311-9 1

Additionally required:

Smooth work surface (glass or ceramic), Scissors, Template, Thread, Needle, Split ring, Key ring, Punch

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