Have a Ball Keychain
I loved this initially, but it didn't last. The silver finish came off in about a month, and after six months the ball fell off. It is a cute keychain, but it is terrible quality which really surprised me from VB.
March 7, 2013
I actually love it.
The ball on my key chain finally broke off last week and I've had it since Christmas. Even though the ball fell off I can still use the clasp and key ring for other things since it's pretty heavy duty in my book. The silver didn't start to wear off until about 6 months after I got it and it has been on my keys since the day after Christmas. I would buy it again because I've gotten a lot of compliments and questions about where I got it. Like I said I love the key ring and the clasp since it's prevented me from losing my keys when I'm on the go since I can just clip them to my purse and the ball is really cute.
October 15, 2012
Long lasting but silver does wear off
I have been using this daily for over a year. It has held up fairly well; however the silver finish quickly began to fade off to reveal the copper metal underneath. Luckily this matched the color/pattern of my ball but I can imagine this would be very disappointing if it hadn't. It has served its purpose and has gotten lots of compliments but I did expect more from VB regarding the quality/longevity of the silver finish.
September 19, 2012
I wish I had listened too!
I love Vera Bradley items, and I still purchase things, but the keychain was a total mistake. It came apart on me within a week of me receiving it in the mail. It has a pin that slides through the middle of the ball, which came out and is impossible to fix. After that happened, I continued to try to use the lobster clasp on my keychain (as I like having a latch for my purse so that I can find my keys easily). Within the first month, almost all of the silver had rubbed off from the clasp and key chain loop. Very poorly made. I would definitely not purchase it again, and would definitely advise my friends not to waste the money.
July 29, 2012
Very pretty keychain, but horrible quality!
This keychain is very pretty looking, but the quality of the keychain is horrible. I got this keychain at the begining of junior high, and the ball at the end of the keychain fell off the first week. However, it was only the ball that came apart from the keychain, so the chain itself stayed on. The structure that connects the ball to the chain is a simple screw, with I think was poor structure.
July 18, 2012
I wish I would of listened to the warnings......
This keychain is so unique & fun that I decided to take a chance, even though several reviews had mentioned the ball coming off. Maybe I would get one of the ones that lasted. Well I didn't, not even the second time receiving it. The first one I received, the ball was already detached as I took it out of it's packaging. Vera Bradley's customer service was wonderful and sent me a replacement keychain immediately. The replacement keychain lasted about one month & the ball came off. I may try to Loop keychain instead.
May 27, 2012
Small and Full of Style!!!!!!!!
My mom gave it to me last Christmas and I love it I put it on my Vera Bradley laptop case even though it is call me coral and the case is paprika. I still love them.
May 7, 2012
A lot bigger than what I was expecting
This keycahin is really quite awesome if you are looking for something different that no one else has. However, it is quite large, so if you carry your keys in your pocket you might want to consider something else. But for us girls who throw them in our bag and can't find them later: this will be perfect for you! I never loose my keys in the bottom of my bag anymore, and if by some chance they do get to the bottom, they are easy to find now; especailly without searching. I got the buttercup pattern (my fav) and I love it! I have not had any problems with it coming apart either. I love the clip that is attached too, I use it to hold the keys for my other car when I drive it (which isn't often, so the convience is great). P.S. it is a little heavier than what I was expecting too, but it isn't anything I can't handle.
April 3, 2012
Love it because it's different!!!!
Ok, so I waited almost 6 months before writing this review based on some of the previous comments about keychains becoming damaged. I have had zero problems with mine. I purchased this keychain in the Poppy Fields & I LOVE IT!!!!! First, let me say that the metal appears to be gold tone for the Poppy Fields, but it is definitely silver when you get it. I love this because it's different.. I have the Loop Keychain in English Meadow as well, and yes, that one broke within a few weeks. But this style is unique- and very solid/heavy. If you carry your keys in your pocket, this is not for you! By the way... It is still shiny and scratch free EVEN AFTER 6 MONTHS!!!! And just for reference- it is quite large: a little over 1.5" diameter. I would recommend this keychain to anyone who wants something different.
February 9, 2012
Waste of Money!
After purchasing this key chain in Simply Violet, four days later the ball fell off! I was just using it as a key chain for the first time. It needs to have a better design to ensure the ball will not come off. I was so excited to get this key chain to add to my Vera collection but this was the first time I have been extremely disappointed in Vera. I would not purchase again.
January 30, 2012