DIY Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Vintage Watch Bracelet Design and Instructions
I love this treasured idea of turning back time and creating a unique watch and sparkling piece of specialized jewelry that has meaning to you every time you look at it! Bring to light cherished moments and memories with a beloved vintage style black-and-white photograph complimented by Swarovski crystals!
Here is what you will need for this precious project and instructions are below:
Swarovski Crystals and Pearls
Swarovski Crystal 5328 4mm Xilion Bicone Beads 33 pieces of Crystal Iridescent Green 001 IRIG
Swarovski Crystal 5328 4mm Xilion Bicone Beads 33 pieces of Metallic Sunshine 001 METSH
Swarovski Crystal 5810 4mm Pearls 62 pieces of Light Grey Pearls 001 616
Swarovski Crystal 5810 4mm Pearls 31 pieces of White Pearls 001 650
Supplies and Tools
Jewelry elastic cord, transparent, 0.5mm, 2.5m, two part adhesive glue and a watch
A beading needle and scissors
STEP 1: Remove the watch strap and the glass on top of the dial. Insert your desired photograph and replace the glass.
STEP 2: Cut 50cm of elastic cord, fold it in half and secure it onto the spring bar of the watch with a double knot. Using a beading needle, insert 31 Swarovski Crystal Pearl art. 5810 4mm Crystal Light Grey Pearl onto the elastic cords, removing one of the cord ends halfway through. (See illustrations for clarification.)
STEP 3: Go through the spring bar at the other end of the watch face with the beaded elastic cord. Insert the cord back through the Swarovski Pearls towards the half way point. Tie a knot as shown in our illustrations with this step.
STEP 4: Put some glue on the knot and thread both the ends of the elastic cord back through three Swarovski Pearls on each side. Cut off the leftover cord ends.
STEP 5: Repeat steps 2–4 four more times to make the other beaded cords for the watch. The second cord from left will be with the 33 Swarovski Bead art. 5000 4mm Crystal Metallic Sunshine. The third cord consists of 31 Swarovski Pearl art. 5810 4mm Crystal White Pearl. The fourth cord consists of 33 Swarovski Bead art. 5000 4mm Crystal Iridescent Green and the last cord will be 31 Swarovski Pearl art. 5810 4mm Crystal Light Grey Pearls.
This would be a particularly exceptional Mother’s Day or Birthday gift for that special loved one in your life!
I would love to see a picture of your unique watch when you make it!