Saturday, April 12, 2008

Beaded Watch Tutorial

OK here it goes, my first tutorial....How to make a beaded watch! Why did this become my first tutorial, well I was in DESPERATE need of a watch and didn't want to pay 50 bucks or more for one, since I knew I was capable of making one. I had picked up this book in the NEW section of the Webster Public Library. I have also recently seen it at JoAnns too.

The picture of the three watches is the section of the book on watch making.

This picture of the watch was the one I liked the best and wanted to use as a starting point. I didn't buy the exact beads because I had some beads I knew I wanted to use. In the picture she uses copper beads.
You need a bead board, Beadalon Stringing Wire, Seed Beads, and a watch face, you can buy all of this at JoAnn Fabrics, as a matter of fact, very soon they are going to have all of their jewelry supplies at 40 percent off for a few weeks.
It comes with a sticker on the back, don't forget to take it off.
My watch face is blue which I really liked. Cut approx. 8 inch wire, I always use more and string through the end of the watch to form an upside down U as seen in the picture above.
String on seed beads about four on each side. Stay tuned to my next post to see the rest.


April said...

That's such a cool idea. Might have to make one of those one day.

When I was visiting Australia last year, my best friend broke her watch by accident and she made this lovely bead bracelet instead of buying a new watchband and attached that to the face - I thought it looked really great, and no one else in the world has the exact same watch!

Anyway, I think this is cool.

Anonymous said...

Thanks April!!! There are many different ways to do this, I'm still working on getting mine just right, how was your travels in April?


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