If you have to wear an ID badge every day, why not think of it as a piece of jewelry? These unique ID badge reels clip on and include retractable cords that extend 36 inches. The decorative tiles on the fronts are made by me from polymer clay, in one of my signature millefiori designs.
I glue the tiles to the retractable reel mechanism with a strong adhesive.
The color and finish is inherent in the clay, which means I don’t use any paints or sealers. The pattern will never chip off. After baking, I wet-sand the tiles through several grits of sandpaper, and then buff them to bring up a soft shine. Because of this extensive finishing work, they are exceedingly smooth, and pleasant to touch.
Before I worked from home, I wore one of these to the office every day. I clipped it to the pocket of my jeans so my key was always handy. And on the days when I was wearing a dress, I clipped the badge reel to a length of leather cord and wore it around my neck like a pendant.
Due to the fact that these items are handmade, and each one is unique, pattern placement and scale may vary from that depicted in the pattern sample swatches.