*MARCH* Art & Soul Beaded Watches



Supplies:
--Bar Watch face (www.beadalgo.com or www.goodybeads.com are both good sources)

--Jewelry elastic cord (Hobby Lobby, Michael's, JoAnn's)

--Beads of your choosing

--4 Lobster clasps per beaded band

--2 Jewelry spacer bars per beaded band

--Super glue

--Scissors

Instructions:
1. Cut a length of elastic cord that when doubled, is long enough to go around your wrist. Place a lobster clasp on it.

2. Add 2-3 beads after the lobster clasp, then add a second lobster clasp, facing the same way.

3. Pull the cord so that what you have already beaded is in the middle of the cord. Add your beads to each side--you may want to bead so that both sides match. Go about 1/3 of the desired length.

4. Add a spacer bar, looping each side of the cord into the spacer bar, then continue beading until you get to about 2/3 of the way through the length. Add another spacer bar here, and then finish your beading.
*It's easy to make your band too long! Don't forget the cord is stretchy and the watch face takes up space, also. So continue to check the length against your wrist.

5. Hold one end of the cord at the end of the beading. At the other end of the cord, after your beading, add another lobster clasp facing the same way as the ones on the other end.

6. Add your 2-3 beads, then the fourth and last lobster clasp.

7. Tie a TIGHT and secure knot with the cord after the fourth lobster clasp and the other end of the cord.

8. Add a drop of super glue to ensure your knot will not slip.

9. After the super glue is dried, cut off the loose and long ends of the cord.

10. You can now add your beaded watch band to the watch face with the lobster clasps.

11. Make multiple bands per watch face and enjoy switching them out!

20 comments:

  1. I will make two watches with two interchangeable bands. So I will need two watch faces and 4 interchangeable bands.

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  2. Whaaaaaaaaaa, I live too far to travel to the art and soul craft times. Is there any way to order these to make?

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  3. I will be there, 2 watch faces and 2 interchangable bands. Can't wait!

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  4. Finally figured it out...4 watch faces, 9 bands. Let me know if you need help with anything! :) Thanks for your planning!

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  5. I will be there, making 2 watch faces and 2 interchangable bands. Can't wait!

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  6. Letha and Rachel will be there! We'll need 1 watch and 2-3 bands... Looking forward to it! Appreciate all the hard work ya'll do!

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  7. Stacey Marino-1 watch face + 1 band
    Michele Anderer - 1 watch face + 1 band

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  8. Sorry can't make this one. Have fun!

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  9. I can't wait! I want to do 2 watches with 4 bands. Thanks! Terri Eubank

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  10. Natalie Finch- 2 watch faces and 2 bands

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  11. Angela Back will need 1 watch face and 2 bands. Thanks!

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  12. I will make one watch with 2 bands. Look forward to it!

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  13. Wont be able to come to this one.

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  14. Jennifer Stewart - ACK! 2nd month in a row I can't make it - this looks fun too!!! Try again in April....

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  15. I won't be able to make this one, too bad they are sooo cute! - Kori Evans

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  16. I can't make it this month--sorry the watches look SO CUTE!!

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  17. I can't make it this month as I'll be in Florida... hope I can make it next month! Thanks for inviting me!

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  18. Looks like grand fun! I will make one watch, with two bands. (Mandy Gann)

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  19. Sorry to miss it. Terri Pearce

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  20. My name is Mary Ann, I will need 1 watch and 2 bands.

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