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Recycled Watch Face Beadwork Jewelry Tutorial


Susan of TurtleSoupBeads is an amazing all round crafter and beader.  She uses proceeds from her Etsy store to fund the making of her clever Youtube videos

This recent one is clever.  She shows us how to recycle old watch faces by making them into beaded cabochons.  I was suitable impressed with her old watch collection!  Susan collects them as others collect buttons!

The section on how she dismantles the watch face is useful. She clearly has future ideas for the watch cases - I am thinking resin work!  I suggest you also save any gears as they would be great for steampunk style jewelry. 

She uses UV resin to dome up the watch face.  Just remember to work in a ventilated environment especially with UV resin. Alternatively consider Little Resin's Brilliant Resin which is an excellent jewelry grade doming resin (15% off with discount code : BG1516).

She set the time on the watches. But you could also consider setting the time to birth times to make a truly unique option to birthstone jewelry.

I love her creative beaded bezel cabochon jewelry designs!



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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM 

3 comments:

  1. Fantastic idea! Her videos are so inspiring!

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  2. I confess to an addiction to watches, and I can't throw out one that no longer works. I was impressed by Susan's collection too! truly, there are so many things to do with a broken watch, with the face, the gears, the case..... what fun!

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