When I first saw THIS friendship bracelet watch on Urban Outfitters’ site, I knew I had to have it. By that, it meant either having to buy it or make it. The tweet professing my love for this idea came months ago. I only got around to making it now.
This weekend, I suddenly remembered how I had a watch stashed away with the rest of my unused accessories. I don’t remember which cousin or visitor left this in my New York apartment. I never found out, and never used the watch myself. So, here’s how I made my version of this friendship bracelet watch.
What you need:
- (old) watch
- thread, I use DMC for my bracelets
- elmer’s glue and/or super glue
- needle & thread
How to do it (summarized):
Disassemble the watch using your pliers. Be extra careful with the small parts attaching the strap to the face. Keep the existing straps. You will use the old strap as a guide when making your own.
Start making your bracelet, making sure the width, length and hole placement match the old straps. I created the holes by purposely missing knots down the center of my chevron pattern.
I kept the V-shaped edge for the top strap. To keep the edges from fraying, I glued and sewed the ends under.
I glued and sewed the other edge of the straps to hold them in place. And though the hidden side of the straps look a little messy (to me, at least), I must admit the watch itself is quite presentable!
And here’s the finished product!
I didn’t go into much detail in describing how I did this watch strap, only because you just might see the full how-to elsewhere.
Edit 1/19/2012: Here’s another watch I made for a photoshoot. 🙂
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