FIMO leather-effect key ring with stripes
Stripy tags for your keys are not only practical, they also make great gifts. These individual key tags are easy to make yourself from FIMO leather-effect. There are no limits to your creativity here, because the modelling clay allows you to conjure up your very own customised and personal designs. Whether you prefer stripes, dots or letters, anything’s possible!
Roll out half a block of FIMO leather effect in nut into a strip using the clay machine on a medium setting (4).
The strip should be around 1 2 mm thick, 3 cm wide and 10 cm long.
Now roll out a strip of FIMO leather-effect olive about the same size, also with the clay machine on setting 4, and place it on top of the first strip.
Then pass the two sheets through the clay machine together, on setting 4. This will join the two strips together.
Tip: The leather effect stands out even better if you move the FIMO sheet gently by hand after rolling it out, pulling it apart a bit.
Straighten all four sides of the strip, trimming them with the blade.
Roll 2 portions of FIMO leather-effect lagoon into a small sheet using the acrylic roller and cut off 2-3 mm strips.
Lay 6-8 strips at regular distances on one end of the brown sheet and press down carefully.
Carefully roll the thin strips flat using the acrylic roller, so that they bind with the sheet.
Finally, pass the whole strip once more through the clay machine on a medium setting (4).
Tip: Work in progress and left-over material should be protected against sun and heat and can be stored in a screw-top jar or in cling film to protect it from dust and dirt.
Now lay the strip flat on some baking paper and harden for 30 minutes in a preheated oven at 130° C / 266° F on upper and lower heat. Make sure you use an oven thermometer so that you can be certain the temperature stays constant at 130° C / 266° F.
Tip: As soon as the strip has hardened and while it is still warm, fold it once in the middle and let it cool like this. This will ensure it has the desired shape later.
When the strip has cooled, place it on the cutting mat and then use the ruler and the scalpel to cut one side straight.
Then mark a width of 2 cm using a pencil and trip the strip to this width.
Cut both ends of the strip to a point using the scalpel.
Now punch the holes for the top part of the studs, taking care to ensure you leave enough room to insert the key ring later. Mark the position of the holes underneath by putting a pencil through the top holes and then punch the holes where the marks are.
Attach the studs with the eyelet tool, thread through the key ring and close the studs.
What you need
smooth working surface (glass or ceramic), cutting mat, scalpel or sharp kitchen knife, ruler, punch pliers, metal press studs, 12 mm and eyelet pliers or tool, key rings, baking paper
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