Story Tales Design

handmade keychains from rock climbing rope

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The story behind the shop:

Reuse, Recycle, Remember

When I went back through storage, I found a bag of old climbing rope from when I first started rock climbing. They were old and retired, not suitable or safe to climb with anymore. Anyone, who had no use of tying up anything would have thrown it away. However, as a rock climber, my equipment and gear was special to me. These ropes gave me back memories of my first rock climbing days. I wanted to be able to reuse them again, in another form, to recycle materials and to remember the cherished memories of this life changing sport. Thus, I was inspired to make keychains out of the rope sheath. The colors and patterns of rock climbing equipment, especially the rope, gives rock climbing its unique fashion style and creativity. To the untrained eye, this is just another keychain, but to a rock climber’s eye, they’ll know it right away that it’s made out of a valuable piece from the rock climbing lifestyle. They may not have the same memories I do about rock climbing and adventures with the climbing rope, but they will have their own stories to tell. So rather than throwing away and wasting more materials from this lovely green earth, I decided to recycle these old ropes and create a token of memory for any rock climber out there to tell their stories.

– StoryTalesDesign


I decided to recycle these old ropes and create a token of memory for any rock climber out there to tell their stories.
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Making the keychains on my brother’s carpet as netflix is in the background.

 

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The workshop.

 

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