"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." -Marilyn Monroe

Monday, January 3, 2011

Handmade Vintage Watch Bracelet..

I love looking at the catalogs of the Victorian Trading Company. They always have tons of ornate decor and jewelry for me to look at, and they have THE most amazing Halloween decor section ever, all vintage inspired. They CAN be a bit pricy on certain things though, like their jewelry. In the last catalog I got in the mail I fell in love with a bracelet made from non-working watch faces.. All the faces were vintage, but the $129.99 price tag was a deal breaker for me. I decided to make my own.

I spent several months scouring Ebay and Etsy for the exact kind of watches that I wanted/needed.. I could find tons of them but most of the time they were too expensive.. Finally I found a really huge and cheap lot that met all my needs.. I even have tons left over.. So here's the orginal and mine, side by side.. Sorry that my pic is blurry. I took it with my cell. I will try and get a better pic on my digi cam later.. :) Let me know what you think.

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  1. That is amazing!! I've always liked vintage watches. Melinda (Ghost Whisperer) used to wear 4 or 5 at a time but I didn't think that was exactly the look I was going for. I love what you've done and hope I can create one for myself!

  2. OMGosh...this is adorable. You did sooo good.
    NOW, you MUST learn to make your photos much larger so we can really see your beautiful jewelry.:))
    It isn't hard at all to have larger, pretty photos.
    I am going to watch Ebay and see if I can come up with a few watches. I woulde LOVE to make my daughter one. :)
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    OOO, and I am your newest follower. Come by to see me sometime. :)