Here’s the recipe for my DIY beaded lanyard:
38 inches of .018 diameter inch beadalon bead stringing wire
pair of crimping pliers (mine also cuts wire)
beads enough for 31 inches
two tube crimp beads
lobster claw clip
Directions: Using the beading wire like a needle and thread string 31 inches of beads or so. Once beads are threaded, make sure this fits over your head as there is no clasp on this lanyard. Then on one end of the beading wire, string a tube crimp bead and the key ring. Thread the beading wire back through the tube crimp bead, making a loop to hold the key ring in place. Using the crimping pliers, crimp the tube crimp bead. Push all the beads down to the crimped end and string a tube crimp bead and the key ring and repeat that step you just did on the other end. Cut the excess wire with wire cutters.