Meet ETERNITY: My 1st Recycled Watch

Eternity. That’s the name on the watchface. Ironic, huh? Eternity, and it no longer works.

Sorry, I didn’t get a Before photo. I had already taken it apart. I pieced this together for you. It had a REALLY well worn lavender watchband.

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Isn’t this pretty?

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Too pretty to just toss in the trash. I had an idea on what I wanted to make. A necklace using the main colors. Blue and pink.

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I took the watchface with me to Munro’s last week and picked out one strand of blue glass beads and one of little pink round glass ones with flowers.

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Here’s one of the reasons it takes me so long to create something. Right in the middle of working on a design, I change directions. You can see in this picture, one side already connected to the watchface. I took this all apart so it could connect with a lobster claw clasp instead. Undo, restart.

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Moving on…. Another couple hours trying to get the correct size beads inserted into the giant keychain ball the way I wanted. And then deciding on how many strands of seed beads. For balance.

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Hubby went out to Ace Hardware to get me these chains. Wasn’t that sweet of him!!

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And the final look. It isn’t much Steampunk. More fashionable. I just didn’t see the point of adding gears and other parts. The chains are enough.

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So…. what do you think?

11 comments on “Meet ETERNITY: My 1st Recycled Watch

  1. digipicsphotography says:

    I like it!

  2. Debra says:

    Very pretty! I love the asymmetrical aspect of some of your stuff you make.

  3. artfullyhis says:

    Very spunky and fun! Really like the colors and it’s nicely balanced!

  4. Lillian says:

    Very different and striking you are to much. I love it. It looks like you put a lot of time on this wonderful piece. I would wear this with jeans and a real different looking hat or cap. I would have call it my master piece.

  5. Happy says:

    I like it, too. And I very much enjoy your discussions of the details involved in making your creations.

    Just because I like wood and other natural materials, I wonder if you have tried using wood buttons in some of your creations? Or buttons made from shells?

  6. Kokopelli says:

    Very fashionable! And maybe it will manage to live an eternal life as jewelry part, if not as watch.

  7. don_mae says:

    Thanks, everyone. I am plotting out my second watch recycle now. This is so much fun. And I bought a bunch of stuff (gears, parts, keys, tags, etc) on-line. Waiting for it all to come in.

    Happy, yes, I do use some wood buttons in my crafts. A few shell buttons, though not as many as I would like. They tend to crack and break on me. I have about a 1000 plastic ones in all colors to use up. (I think they are plastic. Whatever buttons are usually made from.)

  8. Quilty says:

    Eternity just happens to be timeless, or outside time, or beyond time. So your watch face is quite appropriately named after all.

  9. Crystal says:

    So unique and fun, Donna, just like you! 🙂

    (And now I see what you mean about the dark blue beads!)

  10. don_mae says:

    Quilty, looks like you are right!!

    Yep, Crystal, as soon as I saw yours, I said, hey, I know those beads!! 😀

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