Here's what you need for this project:
Needle nosed pliers (My round nose pliers are also pictured here because I use them for everything, but you only really need one pair.)
A thick needle or thin nail
Jump rings and a clasp
Not pictured: A serrated knife or saw
I got my computer keys from a keyboard I got at a garage sale. First you need to take the keyboard apart (some keyboards are different, but this will probably involve unscrewing the back.) and remove the keys. Now, you may notice that the back of the key is not flat, but looks like this:
Since the enter key is longer, it had two parts that needed to be sawed off.
Next is the part where we can play with fire! Take the lighter and heat up the end of your needle (or nail). Once it is hot enough, find the spot where you will want to attach the chain, and push the needle through. It should melt a clean hole all the way through. Repeat from the other side of the hole so it is even. It shouldn't take too long to heat it up, just long enough that it's too hot to touch. (Don't try to touch the hot end to find out. Please use common sense and don't hurt yourself.) Remember, you just want to get the tip hot, not the whole needle! Once you are finished with the first hole, make a second one on the opposite side.
You can now attach a jump ring to each hole.
After I finished this necklace, I decided I wanted to make another with a bit more of a girly flair. The first one is great for guys or gals, but I really like this second one the best. This time I used a backspace key.
I'm also planning on making different versions of this necklace, like using the letter keys to spell textspeak or short words, or using ctrl+alt+delete, and more. Do you have any good ideas about how to combine the keys to make a witty necklace? Feel free to leave a comment if you have ideas!