Hello all! I just wanted to share my idea for keeping track of my Gypsy stylus. I am constantly setting it down and then it gets buried on my craft table, or I just plain forget where I put it. I have tried to use bracelets and wrist straps with my stylus, but I find that having a stylus dangling from my wrist while I am trying to craft is just a tad annoying.
Here it is:
My husband had one of these retractable ID reels for his work ID, and I thought it would be great to use for my stylus.
I picked up this package of reels from Staples office supply.
I used some pliers to open up the V-ring that was attached to the ID badge holder.
I added a jump ring to my stylus, hooked it through the V-ring, and then reattached it to the badge reel.
Here it is all attached
I decorated it using a 1" circle of Bazzil Bling paper, and a 1" Font 1 Shift J on page 47 from my new Cricut Everyday cartridge. I used some Shimmer Mist to give my Monogram some sparkle, and then finished off my reel with some mini gems and ribbon.
Here is a close up of the back. It has a clip on it. I just hook it to my collar or pocket.
Here is a picture of it pulled out some. The reel has a 33-inch cord, plenty of line to comfortably reach my Gypsy. I just have to remember not to let it fly back into place, or I may be hitting myself in the face with my stylus! LOL
Have a Great and Crafty Day!