DIY Chain Watch

DIY Chain WatchDIY Chain Watch

This DIY is my version of Studs and Pearls’ genius Multi-Strand Chain Watch. The only thing I did differently was that I attached the chain ends directly to the watch face, rather than gathered in a jump ring attached to it. I like the way it looks better, but man can I understand why she did it the other way! It takes a long time to attach each end of the chain to the watch face and can get very frustrating. Also, smaller and larger chains will not fit around the bars on the watch face.  You can decide for yourself if you think it’s worth the extra work! Look below for my tutorial!

Supplies:

  • Chain (shorter, leftover chain works great!)
  • Watch face-with bars to attach to (I got mine for only 50 cents at a tag sale! …No it doesn’t work, but I don’t mind.)
  • Jump rings
  • Clasp
  • Pliers
  • Ruler (optional)

1) If your watch has a strap on it, cut that off.

2) Measure out your wrist, subtract the length of the watch face and divide by 2. This is to find out long the chain needs to be on each side. (I used about 2-inch chains)

3) Cut chain to that measurement, enough pieces to fill each side of the watch.

4) Attach chains to watch face one by one.

5) Take the other ends of the chains from one side and slip them through a large jump ring and close.

6) Do this again with the other side, but this time add the jewelry clasp to it as well.

And that’s all! You’re done! If you accidentally cut your chains too short, just add a few jump rings to the side without the clasp to make it longer!

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