New Watchface Bangle


Just finished this peach watchface bangle earlier today.

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I showed you how I had bezelled around the face. Here’s the BEFORE.

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I turned it into a bangle since the single strand of beads I wanted to go around the face wouldn’t stay put. Always a Plan B with me, isn’t it? Thank goodness!!

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I am working on many other things. You should see my work space. A mess. It is like when the clock strikes on the hour, I switch up to something different. One hour for you. Next!! 😀

Forever 5: My New Jewelry Line

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Forever 5. This is what I am calling my jewelry line with the watchfaces. I thought about it. A lot. And I think it perfectly describes what I am making.

This necklace took several days to make. Lots of trial and error and starting over. I selected this watchface to practice my “surround” stitches. Not netting. Don’t know what you would call what I ended up doing.

I started off with a 2-row brick stitch base to go around the side. 8/0 black seed beads.

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For the bottom, I made a peyote circle. This took hours since I wanted it to align with the beads around the side base. It took me 4 attempts to get it perfect!!

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Next, I added a silver picot edging, sewing under the “bridges” of the black base.

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Then I added a black picot edging, going in and out of the silver metal frame around the watchface. And created a peyote bail (11/0 seed beads) for hanging.

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Here’s the beginnings of the necklace. Using 8/0 seed beads in black, topaz, bronze and clear. Larger topaz glass beads separate the seed bead sections. And 2mm sterling silver beads ease the transition from one to the other.

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To finish off the look and bring in the topaz color of the beads in the necklace, I added a 3rd picot edging, sewing into the brick stitch base.

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For the clasp, I used a toggle bar with topaz Swarovski crystals on the tips. And a sprocket for the toggle ring.

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And done!!

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Supplies used for this necklace.

  • 8/0 seed beads
  • 11/0 seed beads
  • glass rondelle beads
  • 2mm sterling silver round beads
  • 5mm silver plated round beads
  • sprocket for toggle ring
  • toggle bar with Swarovski crystals on tips
  • jumprings (welded and open)
  • watchface
  • crimps and crimp covers

This is a This Year’s Dozen original design. Please do not copy or post anywhere without my permission. Thanks.

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?