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What are those plastic string bracelets called?

On the East Coast, it’s known as a lanyard. The manufacturers just call it gimp. Whatever it’s called, we’re talking about those plastic strings you use at summer camp to make key chains, whistle holders, bracelets or whatever else you can think of.

What are those plastic string bracelets called?

On the East Coast, it’s known as a lanyard. The manufacturers just call it gimp. Whatever it’s called, we’re talking about those plastic strings you use at summer camp to make key chains, whistle holders, bracelets or whatever else you can think of.

What can you do with plastic string?

Plastic lacing crafts have been around for a long time, with names as colorful as their plastic pieces. One or two (or four, or eight) strands of flexible lacing can be twisted, braided, and tied into jewelry, keychains, zipper pulls and more.

How do you make a Scooby bracelet?

Steps

  1. Link the strings together at the middle.
  2. Put the bottom red string over the top red string.
  3. Put the red string, (the one at the side), over the red loop.
  4. Do the same with the side green loop.
  5. Pull it tight.
  6. Put the green strings over, as shown in the picture.
  7. Thread the red strings through the green loops.

Why is plastic lacing called gimp?

The term gimp with reference to lace refers to the thread that is used to outline the pattern. This thread is normally thicker than that used to make the lace. It gives definition and slightly raises the edge of the design.

What is plastic gimp?

Gimp is a flat or round plastic string used in crafts. It comes in a variety of colors and can be plaited, braided, knotted or woven. Other names include boondoggle, craft lace, lanyard or scoubidou.

How to make a rexlace keychain?

How to Make Rexlace Keychains 1 Cut two lengths of Rexlace in different colors, about 24 inches long. 2 Thread two strands through the EZ Gimper crossing over each other to make an X. 3 Four strands ready for a starter stitch. 4 Make a starter stitch with the four strands.

How do you make a key chain with tassels?

Open either a key hook or a circle and hook it on the X of the Rexlace chain. Trim the four strands coming through the center with the scissors to make them the length you want as tassels. Add a key or keys to the hook, and use your new keychain.

How long should lace be for a keychain?

Cut two lengths of Rexlace in different colors, about 24 inches long. The lace should be at least four times longer than you want the finished product to be. It’s fine to have excess length, because you can quit stitching at any point, and cut off the ends. But if you don’t have enough, you can’t add more. Plan on about a 4-inch keychain.