I’ve been quite the busy little bee lately. I decided that I wanted to start making lanyard keychains, but then a friend told me that I could make other patterns, not just the square and the round, but more intricate. She sent me to Laneyards on YouTube where I learned how to expand my horizons by making this complicated DNA strand pattern. I went a bit further though, instead of just making it with the clear and color, I decided that I wanted to make one of each in the rainbow colors (purple is not in picture, but it is on Etsy), so I went shopping and found the translucent (which by the way makes it even more difficult to make) and I found the gold and the pink (which isn’t for sale yet). But then I made one with all of the rainbow colors which I never in a million years thought I’d be able to do.
So what the heck am I supposed to do with all of these keychains? People are suggesting to me on Facebook that I should sell them on Etsy, so that is what I have done. I opened up a store called GayNerd. I didn’t just come up with a price on the spot, I did some research and found that people were selling the DNA strand keychains made out of paracord for $8, although as I type this some of them have them for $1.50 to $5. There are some DNA keychains made out of hemp as well for around the same low price. I decided on $4 for the colors, $5 for the rainbow and $5 for the gold.
The rainbow one is really hard to make and takes a long time and these keychains are probably going to ruin my already messed up hands (carpel tunnel syndrome), so that’s why they are that much. Also the gold is $5 because it’s not cheap at Michael’s. I figured the colors are inexpensive to buy, but still a long time to make and they are hard to count because of how clear they are.
I’m not expecting anyone to buy these, I am just having fun making something neat out of nothing. Who knows, I might get out of the DNA phase and move on to something even more complicated. I like a good challenge. And even if these keychains are mine forever, sitting on my desk collecting dust, at least I know that I had fun making them and it was a learning experience for me.
If I never sell them, well, let’s just say you can expect to see me on Hoarders in a couple of years LOL.