Hello Positively Splendid Readers!!
Amy’s blog is one of my favorites and I am so loving this Swell Noel series!
Since I love doing jewelry, and knockoffs, I thought it would be fun to try out a bracelet/watch that I fell in love with on Pinterest. I’m not spoiling any surprises though- I had to make this one for me. Just to make sure the whole thing worked. 🙂
1 Skinny Belt (mine is Target clearance) – make sure the belt will fit through the bars on the watch
Rivets and tools (kit from Michael’s)
Hammer and 1/8 Punch (Mr. F.T. says the punch is available at any hardware store, this is a Craftsman)
jump rings and 2 lobster clasps
You don’t want to buckle the watch and have a piece of belt flapping around on your wrist.
If you need to, burn the ends of the belt just a bit to seal them.
This fits my 7″ wrist – if your wrist is larger or smaller you may want to adjust your measurements.
Make sure you use a board or some other hard surface to protect your floor.
Punch divots in wood floors are not cool. I promise.
You’ll need a top and bottom piece, as well as the tools that should come with the kit.
Hammer the rivet into place.
(The original watch has the chains linked on permanently.
My daughter had the brilliant idea to make them removable. I think it is a lot more versatile that way!)
I just linked them on with small jump rings
(That way they’ll show up when wrapped around your wrist)
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.