How to make a key chain with wood beads

Misplaced the keys again? A few beads make it easier to find a key chain that may blend in with its surroundings or be hiding under a stack of papers – press down and you'll feel it. If attaching actual keys to the clasp is not what you want to do, use it as a decoration for a purse.
Use any trio of colors to cater to someone's personal taste, decor or fashion sense. Link multiple key chains together to create a garland or drape over a bookshelf.
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Materials
- 3 medium or large unpolished wood beads
- Wood dowel the diameter of the bead opening
- 2 small bowls
- White and pink acrylic paint
- Artist’s paintbrush
- Lobster key clasp
- Leather cord, any color
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Instructions
1. Place two beads on the dowel, making sure to separate them a bit.
2. Squeeze white and pink paint each in separate bowls. Paint one bead white and one bead pink. Set the dowel on the bowl to let the paint dry.
3. Cut 8 inches of leather cord and bring together the two ends. Feed the two ends through the circular base of the key clasp, brings the ends through the leather loop. Pull to tighten.
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4. Feed the three beads onto the leather.
5. Tie a knot at the bottom to secure the beads.
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