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Making your own handbag charm

02 Mar

Charmed, I’m sure

Today I made a handbag charm out of a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic blind bag figurine of Rainbow Dash, a screw-in eyelet, and an old key chain.

The component parts

The component parts

The first thing to do was to assemble the chain, clip and eyelet. Using two pairs of long-nose pliers, I gently opened up the links at either end of the chain, and also opened and discarded the one on the clip.

I found that to close up the end links again, it was easiest to use a small vice.

Assembling the chain

Assembling the chain

Rather than screw the eye straight into the figurine, I drilled a small hole into the head (no ponies were hurt during this process), using a 2mm drill so that the eyelet would screw in easily.

Drilling the figurine

Rainbow Dash needs a hole in the head like, well, a hole in the head.

I also put a small amount of Super Glue onto the thread of the eyelet, so that it would not easily come out again.

Attaching the chain to the figurine

Attaching the chain to the figurine

And there it is; all done and finished. Yay!

All done!

All done!

Finished product

Finished product

Action shot!

Action shot!

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