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I lost my keys last week and instead of buying a new keychain I decided to make a Game of Thrones, Starks sigil key chain.

I will share with you the steps to make this keychain.

Tools and materials:

  1. Plain paper
  2. Pencil
  3. Black Sharpie
  4. Charcoal pencil
  5. Eraser
  6. A printer (optional)
  7. Wood ( I used what was left of the Karaoke machine that I took apart, already a white background)
  8. A saw to cut the wood
  9. Drill
  10. Sander
  11. Starks sigil off the internet

Step 1: Printing and Sawing

Since I am artistically challenged, I couldn't draw the sigil without the help a tracing paper.

So I printed Starks Sigil on a paper, I reduced the image to 1.5X2 inches.

Then using a charcoal pencil, I colored the back side of the picture until it is all black, then I traced the picture using a pencil on the piece of wood.

If you are gifted and able to draw, skip the printing and tracing and go directly to drawing it on the wood.

I drew a triangle on the wood (make sure that the Sigil fits in it) and cut it using a jigsaw.

Step 2: Trace the Starks Sigil

I placed the sigil on the triangle and traced it. (make sure you mark all the lines)

At this point the picture is transferred to the wood but it needs to be more defined. So using a black sharpie, trace it again on the wood directly. This will make the picture standout but it's dirty from charcoal. Let the ink from the sharpie dry then remove the charcoal using a soft eraser.

See the progress in the pictures.

Once you are satisfied with the sigil, cut the corners using the saw then round the edges with a sander.

Use the Drill to make hole on one corner and attach a key ring.

I covered mine with a clear coat to protect the sigil and I suggest you do the same.

I hope you like it.

Now I need to make something to hang it on :) so stay tuned and remember that Winter is Coming.

<p>There are several ways to print the image and simply transfer it directly to the wood (many YouTube videos). The method depends on whether you have a laser printer or inkjet. After transfer, you can then use a wood burner to give the image some dimension - or not, depending on the look you want. If you do the transfer right, it will look great without doing any woodburning, and you can then move directly to protecting it with your sealer of choice. </p>
<p>Looks good! I might try this with some plain wood and burn the image in with a brand.</p>
that was the original plan, but I don't know if this will ruin my soldering iron. Anyone knows ?

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