Thursday, November 3, 2011

DIY wrapped watch

I've seen it now around and in every single board on Pinterest...

The most coveted fun wrapped watches 
by La Mer.
I {HAD} to make my DIY version.



Here the side-by-side pictures:


wrapped...
photo of the original watch: La Mer

...and unleashed
photo of the original watch: La Mer


what you need and the tutorial:

Seemed pretty DIYable to me since it's nothing like a regular watch with longer straps and chains.
Good enough to me, since (are you tired of hear this?) I had everything from previous projects, and the watch too - an old one that needs a new battery, now!


{TUTORIAL}





1* Add one split ring to one side of the watch and get one side of the chains on another split ring

2* Cut two strips of thin leather size 1" x 13", glue the center on the wrong side, and fold 1/4" on both sides for the length, leaving about 1" un-glued at one side.

3 & 4 * Pass the un-glued leather under the side of the watch and fold the sides to overlap the folded part of the strap.

5* Repeat on the other side and put a drop of glue to keep it in place.

6* Punch the holes: one on both sides of the quadrant of the watch, and three at the bottom of one of the straps, where you want your buckle.

7* Hammer the rivets with the tool that comes with the rivets.

8* Connect the split ring next to the watch with the one where the chains are, lay the chains flat next to the straps and cut the chains slightly longer. - see picture -

9* Try the watch on and decide where to cut the strap.

10* Punch a hole next to the edge of the strap and place another rivet.

11* Punch 3 or 4 holes on the strap and...

12* You're done!
- Optional -

Un-leash your imagination and add charms, beads, studs & more!

and... WEAR often!!!


xox, d.

will party here


P.S.: Do you believe that bright {crafty} & {knockoffy} minds think alike??

Check what jewelry knockoff celebrity, A.K.A. Bev @ Flamingo Toes made.
We were probably playing with the same tools in the same day on opposite sides of the globe! LOL!!

38 comments:

  1. saw both the tutes and love them both :)

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  2. LOVE it Donatella!!! That brown leather is so pretty and I love the chains!!! Fabulous job!!
    (I love that last sentence - how fun is that??? lol!!)

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  3. now.... You really make me wanna do this... I mean... I have the watch... and basically nothing else... but I might go for some shopping on sat morning and give it a try......
    Clelia

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  4. That looks awesome! The leather you used has a lovely natural look to it. Pinning your tute!

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  5. Absolutely love this. I featured it on my blog.
    http://jenellsrevenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/diy-tutorial-links-watches.html

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  6. You made it look so easy. Thanks Kathi

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  7. Ooohhh clever! I shall be doing something similar very soon :D

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  8. Ok, I HAVE to make this for myself!! Thanks for showing me how :)

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  9. Uhhhh. This is awesome. I've had my eye on watches like that since I saw one on pinterest forever ago. Great tutorial. I am a new follower. I've stumbled upon your blog several times and have loved everything I've found. After seeing this post I knew I needed to just follow and make sure I don't miss anything. Thanks for the inspiration. I shared on FB and Twitter. :)

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  10. This is amazing! Your talent always surprises me.

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  11. Oh my gosh! SUPER FABULOUS!!!!!
    I'd love for you to link up to my Fresh Friday Link Party!
    http://www.releasemecreations.com/2011/11/fresh-fridays-link-party-2-on-release.html

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  12. Wow! Really amazing and so beautiful. I love it! I make it as soon as possible. Thanks for this tuto and your beautiful blog.

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  14. AWESOME!!! New follower from Craft-O-Maniac :)

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  15. What a great way to revamp a watch! Love it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  16. It is amazing! This watch is a "must have" :)
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

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  17. you'll hear this all the time, but your version is so much better than the brand! Seriously, if I had both of them in front of me and my cash ready, you'd pocket it. Thanks for the great tute!

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  18. Holy crap! I love this. I really like yours better. I need to find time to make me one. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  19. Okay, I like your watch better! I'd love for you to come link this up to my very first link party, Head to Head Showdown at http://icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com/2011/11/head-to-head-showdown-1.html

    ~Jen

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  20. Wow! Great job! You are super talented!! I love it! I am now your newest follower via Passionately Artistic and I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

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  21. love it, and your confidence in all your knock off projects! thanks so very much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday, you bring a whole new dimension to the party!

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  22. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  23. WOW - this is awesome!!! If you need a reviewer, let me know...these are absolutely beautiful...your very talented...

    I want to invite you to come over and link up with Couponing & Reviewing in Texas' 1st Hopping for your Honey Valentine's Day Giveaway Blog Hop

    http://couponingreviewingintexas.com/2011/%2011/bloggers-and-sponsors-wanted-for-hopping-for-your-honey-blog-hop.html

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  24. wow you are amazing! and honestly i like your version better! xo

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  25. I love this watch! I really want to make my own now.

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  26. I am in love with this watch!! You did an amazing job!!

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  27. You are one clever girl!

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  28. I wanted to let you know that I featured this on my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post today - stop by and check it out!

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  29. I love this!! You did a great job! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my link party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-10.html

    Have a great week!!

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  30. Love love love this! You make it seem so EASY! I might be tempted to try this myself!!

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  31. I still adore your watch - that brown leather is too pretty!
    I did a roundup of my Six most popular featured projects from 2012 and this tutorial made the list!
    Thanks so much for linking it up last year!
    Bev

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