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We offer special vertical hole alphabet beads that are designed for making key chains, lanyards, earrings and other items that hang downwards.

Customized key chains can be made with just a few simple materials. They are great for a group activity, fundraiser, fairs and festivals. Beaded key chains can be customized with alphabet beads and other decorative beads. Use alphabet beads to make name key chains.

Materials needed to make custom key chains include:
Alphabet beads, pony beads or any other beads of your choice,
Thick 1mm Cord
- make sure that the beads you select will fit two strands of cording,
Key Rings & Split Rings, Scissors, Ruler

One of the most common way to create a key chain is to use a thick cord to string the beads. This cording may be hemp, cotton cord, or satin rattail cord. The technique involves using double the cording to string on the beads, then knot the cording on the end to keep the beads from falling off (see instructions below for more details). When choosing the cording, make sure that two strands will fit through the holes in the beads that you have selected. Most cube alphabet beads, pony beads and other beads with large holes can be used with 1mm cording. You will also need key rings and split rings.


1. Attach the split ring to the key ring. A split ring is like a miniature key ring, or a ring that coils around twice.

2. Cut the appropriate length of cord and fold the cord in half. To figure how much cord you will need, determine how many inches the beads will take up when they are all strung together, then multiply by two and 4". After you fold the cord in half, string both ends through the split ring, pull the cording until the "fold" of the cord is near the split ring.

3. Next, put the ends of the cording through the loop, pull through

4. Tighten the cord around the split ring.

5. Thread both ends of the cording through beads.

6. Tie a double knot at the end to secure the beads. Trim excess cording.


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