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26.9 SQ Ep 046 – G, I Made a Lanyard

August 9, 2012

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I had a small accident at work where my blue beaded lanyard went skidaddle. All over the floor.

Not a real accident, I am fine, even if my beaded lanyard sorta died.

This used to be a necklace.

The sacrifice of my beaded lanyard prompted me to make my own lanyard for work.

But I ignored the whole thing for a while.

And now I finally needed to bring the idea to the forefront.

How to structure the idea? Will one piece of fabric do? Will I actually figure out how to use my sewing machine again? Will Roger ever get out of the trunk that Jessica put him into?


A bit over-dramatic way to say, yes, I’ve had an idea to make a lanyard out of a physical constant for a while.

But which one to chose?

I consulted a list I found online to help remind me of my nerdy past.

Fundamental Physical Constants

And then asked my quilty friends to see if they liked anything on my list.

Okay the list was more simple than that.

And then a quick poll, and then I found I liked one more than the others even with the poll.

And then “A Lanyard” was born!

Can you guess which constant that I picked?

And then, here’s a picture of the fabrics close up. I wear red a lot so I thought it would compliment several of my outfits.

And no I don’t have many in process pictures. You fold in half. Lengthwise.

Then open up the seam & fold in 1/4ths.

So you get this skinny skinny strip (start with 4 times the width of strip that you want.

And then you sew the ends down really good around the lanyard piece that you have to work with.

Excuse the blur. And the fake wood paneling.

Here’s the lanyard in total.

And now I have a secret # associated with this lanyard. Maybe I’ll make the 2nd highest requested scientific constant and then rotate?

You may want to make one for a new teacher for the year, or make one for yourself.

2 comments

  1. I think I’ll try that! I have this grubby, old, government issued, lanyard that I’ve been using for quite awhile. I could have several! I like the way you used the ring to bridge between the hook thingy and the yo yo thingy. I’ve just attached the yo yo right to the hook, and it sits crooked all the time.


  2. Interesting. I’m trying to remember what I picked. It turned out really nice. Symbolism and meanings make life more interesting, I think. Diane



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