Friendship Bracelet Watch Strap

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:

  1. (old) watch
  2. thread, I use DMC for my bracelets
  3. pliers
  4. elmer’s glue and/or super glue
  5. 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.

I Try DIY | Friendship Bracelet Watch Strap

I Try DIY | Friendship Bracelet Watch Strap

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 Try DIY | Friendship Bracelet Watch Strap

I kept the V-shaped edge for the top strap. To keep the edges from fraying, I glued and sewed the ends under.

I Try DIY | Friendship Bracelet Watch Strap

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 Try DIY | Friendship Bracelet Watch Strap

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. πŸ™‚

I Try DIY | Friendship Bracelet Watch Strap

DMC is located in SM Megamall, Building A, Ground Floor.

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    June 5, 2012 at 3:56 am

    can you make one for me haha πŸ™‚ i dont mind paying

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      Mikko Sumulong
      June 7, 2012 at 5:21 am

      Hi! The watch featured in the last photo is actually for sale on my etsy site! If you have a specific request for a watch order, I can accommodate it. Simply send me an e-mail at mynameismikko[at]me[dot]com. Thanks!

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    January 22, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I love this! It's so colorful, I have to make one! thank you!!!!!!!!!!

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