How to design your personalised designer keyrings
There are a lot of decisions to be made when designing your personalised designer keyrings, but our design interface has a 'product view' option that will help you visualise your ideas every step of the way.
1. Consider your photos and/or text
Before making decisions about shapes and stitch colours, it's a good idea to have a photo or design in mind. That way, you'll be able to decide what shape and colours to use. Remember both sides of the personalised photo keyring can be designed, so you can have a different photo on either side; alternatively, you can add a sweet message to one side. With any of the shapes, there is going to be a small hole in the design where the split ring will be attached, so bear this in mind when choosing photos that have faces or important details on. It's a good idea to ensure all faces and details are central in the photo to avoid the bleed area where the hole and stitching will be.
2. Choose your shape
The first main decision to make is what shapes you would like your personalised designer keyrings to be? If you're making it for your partner as an anniversary or Valentine's Day gift, it might be nice to opt for a heart-shaped keyring. If it's a group photo with quite a lot of people, you might find that a rectangle works better. A round and oval keyrings would look great for pet pictures or holiday snaps. If it's a pic of you and your bestie, capsule-shaped keyrings work well.
3. Choose your material finish
Our personalised designer keyrings are made using two pieces of Nappa leather, but you can choose whether the leather is textured or smooth. The smooth leather will offer a 'flat' base for your print, while the textured option will give your designer keyring that authentic leather feel - with natural creasing and lines. The design interface will allow you to gauge how your photos would look on both options.
4. Choose your paint and stitch colour
Once you've decided on a photo, shape and even the material finish, there are even more decisions to make to help your make your personalised designer keyring truly unique. Each piece of leather is hand- painted at the edges, and the finished keyring has visible stitching. You can choose from black, cream, red, blue or brown. Red and blue paint and stitches are great for adding a pop of colour to black and white photo keyrings; alternatively, using the neutral shades will help keep the focus on your design.
5. Finally, choose your metalwork
The metalwork can either be gold or silver, and there's really no right or wrong answer. Consider the keyrings you already have or the colour of your key. You will also be able to view how each metal looks with your design before confirming your order.
Once you're happy with your design, we will receive your order and get straight to work.