|Lookie lookie! I made a watch!! I know! Its a watch! Yippee!|
Ok so after my excitement with Super Geek this morning (see previous post for details), I decided I was going to post the tutorial videos of me showing you how to make the wee shabby chic journal I made. Its a series of tutorials showing step by step footage of bookbinding. I uploaded onto YT finally (dont ask) and made them public......for all of 2 seconds when I realised on the second video, one of the most important sewing steps was missing!! So, Im currently uploading it AGAIN. So instead of Bookbinding tutorials.....you get this instead.......
I bet you lot thought I had gone and made another card, didnt ya? Ha! No way. That last one for my brothers birthday was enough trauma to keep me going for a few years, lol.
Nope, I am excited for another reason......I made a watch. As you can see already. I also chucked out my Scrubby's good watch out of its nice decorative box so I could display mine and take photos. Dont worry, no harm came to Scrubby's watch in the making of these photos, heehee. His watch was carefully placed back in its wee hidey hole, opps, I mean nice decorative box once I had finished with it.
So you all know I like to play about making dangly charms and stickpins. Well, I have got my sister possessed with crafting too, lol. She was interested in jewellery making so for Xmas I made her up a pretty big starter kit. But then the other week I was shopping around ebay for some more beads and things for my charms and stickpins and I came across an ebayer from China selling watch faces. Says I to me-self "Ohhhh our Tara could make those watch faces into pretty watches or bracelet watches". So I bought the 10 little watch faces for less than 50p each and that was free postage too! What a bargain. So I got them delivered the other day and I was in my room last night, making up a nice wee bag of pretty things to give my sister including the watches. And again.....Me-self pops up and says "Hmmmm, I think Im gonna take a bash at making a watch".
And this is how this pretty little watch came in to being. I had everything I needed to make it. I used the clear elasticated jewellery thread, spacers, bead caps and beads and a wee crimp clasp at the end. Then just a few jump rings and a lobster claw for the closure. I must say though, as much as I like my long nails and they come in very handy at time.......you know, when your Scrubby says he'd love a good ole back scratch....Im his human backscratcher and anyone who is a Family Guy fan will know exactly what way to say "Back Scratcher"..... my nails were a complete nightmare when trying to make this watch. Trying to lift teeny ball spacers and thread the elastic thread through teeny wee holes was hindered severely by my long nails! But I got there in the end and my desire to whack em' all off soon subsided! But then it was back again when I tried to put the bloomin' thing on my wrist!!
|My beautiful assistant kindly modelled the watch for me.....ohhh hold on a minute, that dainty little wrist is mine! Heehee|
|I have quite a skinny wee wrist stuck at the end of my arms so I put an extension chain on the closure so it can be worn on any size of wrist|
|Smokey coloured glass bicone beads and clear glass bicone beads with bead caps and spacers make up the strap of the watch|
|Heres a nice little photo of the watch lying out on a very fine and bright pink non stick glue mat! Please excuse its grubby appearance!|
|A little close up of the hardware|
|I am as proud as punch with this little thing.|
|Its lovely and light to wear but feels sturdy and secure at the same time. Ive never had a bracelet type watch before but I must say, its surprisingly comfortable.|
|Oh aye, and as a bit of an after thought, I made a few wee stickpins too....can you spot the odd ball one?|
|These ones are made using pretty lilac glass pearls and pearly pearls!|