Charm watch

Finished Length: 6" (15cm)

12" (30cm) strand of 1mm clear beading elastic (Elasticity by Beadalon)

22mm x 24mm simple silver watch face (Darice)

12mm silver cast oval beads (Darice)

silver spacer beads (Darice)

10mm silver bead caps (Darice)

silver heart and cupid charm assortments (Darice, Blue Moon)

pink, light green and clear glass beads

7mm jump rings no. 4 crimp tubes crimping pliers round-nose pliers scissors

A fun-loving timekeeper, this playful watch is dripping with sentiment. Whimsical heart, cupid and key charms along with glass and metal beads have been wired, connected with jump rings or strung around the watchband. Since it's made with heavyweight elastic, you won't have to struggle with a clasp—simply pull the finished bracelet over your hand for a comfortable fit.

three • Slide a few charms randomly onto the elastic.

charming tip > Make this watch to suit your personality. Scour craft and bead stores to collect charms in your favorite theme: dogs, cats and gardening themes are all popular choices. Because this project uses a range of materials, select a limited color palette of one to three colors to help unify your charmed watchband.

one • Thread glass beads onto head pins and cut the head pin wire to about M" (6mm) above each bead. Turn a small loop in the wire with round-nose pliers. Slide each wired bead and metal charm onto a jump ring.

two • Attach one side of the watch face to a piece of thick beading elastic with a no. 4 crimp tube. Use crimping pliers to flatten the crimp tube.

three • Slide a few charms randomly onto the elastic.

four • Slide on more beads following the charms. Continue stringing on beads and charms until the total beaded length is about 6" (15cm).

five • Secure the end of the elastic to the watch face with a no. 4 crimp tube. Flatten the crimp tube and trim away any excess elastic tail with scissors.

charming tip > Make this watch to suit your personality. Scour craft and bead stores to collect charms in your favorite theme: dogs, cats and gardening themes are all popular choices. Because this project uses a range of materials, select a limited color palette of one to three colors to help unify your charmed watchband.

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