Surprise your favorite person with a boho keychain that fits their personality. “Boho” is a short term for bohemian lifestyle, not to be confused with a person from Bohemia. Boho has come to mean styles that are artsy, individualistic and carefree. They can combine a variety of inspirations from differing cultures, bringing together such things as beads, feathers, macramé, handcrafted metal work, and semi-precious stones. Second-hand store and junk shop finds can also be combined to create unique keychains that could be termed “boho”.
Browsing online can unearth a variety of keychains that fit the “boho” description. They might be short pieces of intricate macramé, hand-beaten silver or just plain old tourist silver combined with various grades of turquoise or garnet. They can be re-purposed glass beads strung on parachute cord or delicate arrangements of beads and feathers. Boho keychains could even be a piece of parachute cord tied into an intricate bit of knotwork that would come undone and be a useful piece of string in a moment of need. The bottom line is that it should be unique, interesting and suit the personality of the person who will use the keychain.
Keychains should, by their very nature, include a ring of some sort that will hold keys. One of the most common designs is the split ring, which is a spring coil of metal. The key is slid along the split until it is on the ring. More keys can be similarly added. This is a sturdy style of key ring that does not readily allow keys to slip off of it. The “Boho” part is a decoration that is attached to the ring, either in the same way that the keys are threaded on or by a strap or clip that attaches to the ring.
Care should be taken that the decoration is not so bulky or ornate that it overwhelms the function of the keys. “Boho” should be fun, attractive and carefree – and that can mean practical just like wearing a nice pair of flat shoes instead of heels. Pretty and practical are two words that go well with boho.