Although my DIY macramé rainbows are less than ideal, I thought the 2nd one I created would at least be good enough to continue its purpose as a keychain. If I hang other charms on the same keychain as a distraction, the glue marks would not be so obvious then! (I hope!!)
So I hung one of the lovely Prima Marketing butterflies from My Sweet Collection such that it would hang on the side of the rainbow where the glue in between the coloured strands is rather visible. The colour and soft texture of the lace butterfly complements the macramé rainbow perfectly.
To hide the glue stain on one of the coloured ends of the rainbow, I added a wooden embellishment from Kaisercraft. I had tried using various buttons and charms, but I think the raw feel of unvarnished wood complements the natural tone of the cotton threads better. It would also reduce the “pinkness” of the entire keychain.
I also tied a couple of twine from my stash to the keychain, in place of tassels or pom-poms. The macramé threads are thin and so the thicker rougher twine would provide a suitable contrast.
Now it’s a case of what to do with the newly completed keychain!! I’m still in two minds as to whether I should present it as a gift, or keep it in my stash to serve as charms for a future mini album. Let’s see how things go in future.