These keyrings are much more robust than they look. The one we have on our housekeys has been going strong for over 3 years now and has even been chewed by the dog and survived!
They come in many different designs and are made by Elena Ramirez and her daughters Ana Mesilla and Rebeca Sosof on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
They have designed a range of beaded keyrings, purses, bags, Christmas decorations and belts and have taught local women to make their designs too. When they get large orders, the whole village can help fulfil them and the other women now have the skills to be able to make items to sell independently at the local market