Step 1: What You'll Need
- Key Ring
- Ruler/Tape Measure
- Perma Lok or an Awl or similar tool
Step 2: Starting Out
You'll want to use the 'box knot', like I did here, and in order to make a 2 1/2" ribbon, you'll need to start out with 15 layers.
Here is a video to better understand certain steps.
Step 3: Adding the Ring
Then continue with the box knot until you have 23 layers.
Step 4: Bending
Bend the chain in on itself making sure that the ring/clasp is on what will be the top, and, depending on which corner your thread is coming through, thread as follows.
On the end that butted up against the chain, the piece that 'points towards you' ended up at layer 6, so that's where I threaded through.
After that, you need to see where your next one is closest to. Thread through there.
Pull both ends as tight as you can, then flip.
Step 5: Bending Pt. 2
After you pull that one all the way through, strand the next one through layer 6.
Pull both tight.
After all four ends are threaded through, pull all four tight until it is tight up against the other side.
Step 6: Matching Tails
Hold the ribbon with the top pointed towards your fingers, and the bottom towards your thumb. Then take the end on the bottom and bring it to the top, and vise versa.
Then you'll cross the two on the side, just like a regular box knot. The one on the left goes to the right, and the one on the right goes to the left.
Pull tight, and repeat four more times.
Step 7: Tying Up Loose Ends
To use the perma lok, simply thread back up through the chain and un-attach the perma loks and you're done.
If you do it the way I did, with scissors and a lighter, then follow these steps.
After you've finished your five layers, cut about 1/8" away from the ribbon, and melt, then squish flat with your lighter. Continue with the remaining three ends.
Step 8: Admire Your Handiwork
Once you've finished, feel free to upload a picture of your ribbon. And they don't have to be pink, they can be any color you want, even two colors. This is just a different way to be unique.