Keyring Card Holders

These are an old friend that I am revisiting. I need to have something on etsy with a slighter lower price point, and these were one of my ideas. I know what they were like the first time round. Having lived with mine (several actually) for a couple of years now, I know what works, and what doesn't. What gives first, and falls off, and I am happy with what I have come up with. Not a wholy original idea, I am sure, but how to assemble it came to me in the middle of the night, and so far so good. They only take a couple of hours to put together, which is also good.
(you can visit the previous design by clicking on the label "keyring card holders")

So, here you go, the new and improved, Keyring card holder...

Design improvements include
*folded and double sided - easier access than the previous ones where it was hard to find what I wanted
*magnetic snap ( feel free to lavish praise for the excellent execution of these). The sewn on snaps just came off after many many pulls.
* assembled by machine, - the previous ones were hand finished, and again, came undone after about 6 months of daily use. This hasn't had 6 months of daily use yet, but I think it will hold up much better.
* Use of the heavy interfacing will ensure that the weight of keys (as I have many, many more than the ones in the pic) doesn't pull the eyelet out of the fabric.
* all beads , sequins etc are double stitched and knotted individually with proper beading thread. I found the beads were the first to go.

This was the first one I made, and the others I have made slightly longer to allow for more cards to fit in. I use this every day. I rarely take a handbag out with me unless I have to carry kid crap. I have my Drivers license, eftpos cards, spotlight card....what more does a girl need?

ps. this is on ETSY, of course.

3 comments:

TattingChic said...

That is really cool!
I wanted to let you know that I'm having a giveaway! Be sure to come on over and join in!

paulahewitt said...

this is such a clever idea! i had to go back and look at all your old ones - this is a superior design for sure.

Aida Costa said...

That design looks very sturdy - and they're really pretty, too!