Beaded Watch Band
(Great Falls, MT USA)
My sister in law had a beaded watch band made with safety pins with a matching colored watch face. I decided with the beads I had and some new ones, I would give it a try.
You bead up your safety pins - you need around 70 they say. Then I got really heavy stretchy clear string and strung them through the watch holes and each safety pin's top and circle (bottom).
I later looked at my sister in law's again and saw that the ones she had had claw clips and built in pins in the watches. I am going to try that next.
I can only find colored faces on ebay by ewatches.com. They sell them for $31 for six. Note from Mel: Some people find used watches with ugly bands at the thrift store or garage sales and cut the old band off.
Tip - Use small to medium sized beads. I like using some SW Crystals, however you can use just seed beads if you would like.
Thanks, Diane for submitting this beaded watch band idea! I was just starting to think about what my children could make as Christmas presents and this would be perfect for my daughter to work on for grandmas and aunts.
I found more instructions and some GREAT PHOTOS at one of my favorite sites -
These directions use a solid piece of elastic, which some people may already have on hand.
P.S. I'd love to see pictures of your finished watch band!