Today I am going to start with an old wrist watch....
Wrist Watch Necklace
(a bit o' Steampunk)
Jump Rings (or reclaimed wire)
Old or new necklace chain
Junk/Vintage Multi-String Necklace Findings
Collage Image & Ephemera
1. Our first line of business is to tear the watch apart. Now, this may or may not be easy...depends on the watch. Usually a pair of pliers will do the trick but sometimes you may have to resort to picks, screwdrivers, etc. My ds LOVES this job so I usually give them to him to tear apart. ;)
You'll end up with a pile of goodies that looks something like this.... we're going to use the watch body (frame, bezel, and back) as well as the gears. Save the face and inner base...you can always find a good use for these in a collage or other project!
Here are the rest of our hardware pieces we will need....The two multi-strand jewelry findings were salvaged from a couple of old tacky necklaces I found at a second hand store (got them for .25 each!!)
2. Create a mini collage in the back of the watch...I used a bit of old map, a collage image of a little girl and some of the smaller watch parts.
3. Glue the collaged watch back to the watch frame with a strong adhesive.
4. Use jump rings to add the jewelry findings and watch gears as show....
You may add any additional charms or bits of fun you desire
Makes a quick "Green" and beautiful gift
or a friend!!