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
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.How to do it (summarized):
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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