Pesky assassins giving you trouble? Well, you might want to assert your ground by stating where you stand. You can do that with this Templar keychain! Dignify yourself as one of the Order and control peace with, well… order!
([DISCLAIMER] I am not liable for any injury you may sustain while attempting to follow this instructable. Any damage to materials or tools are faulted by the person, to which I am not responsible or accounting for.)
Let’s get down to it then!
Task 1: Materials
Here’s what ‘ya need:
- Metal (any kind will do, even sheet metal)
- String (or wire)
- Paint/Acrylic Varnish
- Cutting Disc/Angle Grinder (or a Dremel)
- Grinder (or files and sandpaper)
- Pliers (optional)
- Dust Mask
Task 2: Templates
To start off, you need your design.
Either print or draw a version of the templar necklace and make sure it’s exactly how you want it, size, shape and anything else. Cut out the template and trace around it onto your metal with a marker.
When designing your template, account for the position of the hole where the string or chain will go.
Once that’s outta the way you can move onto the next step.
Task 3: Shaping
[///SAFETY/// Wear your goggles and gloves as well as respiratory protection. Employ safe cutting skills and approach this step with caution.]
Simply cut it out using a rotary tool of one form or another and smooth it out with files, sandpaper or a grinder. To be honest, I much prefer the grinder because of it’s speed and effectiveness but you can use whatever you want.
After that use the drill and make a hole where the chain will be attached to.
If you’re happy with your shape, move on with the ‘ible.
Task 4: Painting
Easy part now.
Paint both sides completely silver. I did this with nail varnish because it’s so cheap and easy, and it looks great depending on which one you get. Once any paint has dried go to the center of the keychain pendant and make a red cross outwards and then leave that to dry.
Now, get a marker or further paint (perhaps with a brush or something) and outline the entire thing black before moving onto the next step.
Task 5: Finalizing
Now to make the connective chain.
First grab your wire and make a small loop (but bigger than the chain) and secure it to the hole you drilled. You can now do one of two things:
1. String Chain
Measure three finger lengths of sting and thread them through the loop. Then make a knot securing the string to stop it from dropping the pendant. On the opposite side of the first loop attach the key ring and you’re all done!
2. Wire Chain
Make smaller loops and pull them through the larger loop before finally closing them once you feel you have a good length of chain. On the final loop, thread it through the key ring before closing it. For extra security, solder the edges together.
Task 6: Finished!
And there you have it! A stylish, order-ish (?) keychain for your bags and zips. Experiment with other designs or come up with your own! Have fun and go crazy!
May the Father of Understanding guide you…
jewelry – Templar Keychain, in category: craft