DIY Fishtail Chain Watch

It's been sooo long since my last DIY project, so it was about time to do one! Some time ago I found a great idea on this blog on how to re-use your old watch and make it look modern and chic. So I decided to do it and now I'm sharing the whole process with you!
 
Here are the tools that I used:


The hardest thing for me was to find an old watch, since you can get other tools in almost any art shop. The fishtail chain I purchased on wanderandhunt.com, which is a great site, where you can find so many great tutorials and they offer a lot of DIY tools, beads, charms, etc. Of course you can also use any other chain, but this one really cought my eye, because is so special and I haven't seen any watch strap like this before.

Step 1: Remove the old straps, so you get a bare watch. Don't remove the little sticks, because you'll need them for attaching your chain.


Step 2: Attach the chain on the watch with little rings. Place one on each side.


Step 3: Measure the chain by putting it around your wrist and then cut both sides at the same lenght.


Step 4: Attach bracelet locks on both ends.


Step 5: Put it twice around your wrist and then lock attach them on the opposite side. Voila! Your watch is totally renovated and ready to be worn! :)


Extra step: Since the fishtail chain is sold by meter only, you can use what's left to make yourself a bracelet. Something like this:


Well, that's all. Easy peasy, right? :) Have fun creating!

You can also check my other DIYs:

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26 komentarji:

  1. Good idea!
    Emilie
    http://www.mylittlefashiondiary.net/

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  2. Love this!! Such a great idea - so crafty! XX

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    Brooke & Meggan

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  3. Nice DIY!

    XX

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  4. super nice, well done!

    xXx
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  5. WOW!!!!! FANTASTICO!!!!! :*

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  6. Ma è veramente una bellissima idea, non porto molto gli orologi ma mi hai fatto venire voglia di fare questo DIY!
    XOXO
    Diana
    www.thespirald.com

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  7. Cool idea!!! I like this post:) Today on my blog the panther coat: ) Photos were taken at dark and light moods sun. I hope you like this style of photography? I invite and I greet: )

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  8. You have a lovely blog <3 This chain is so cool, i think i'll try to make it :) thanks!
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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :)

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  9. ohh this is such an awesome DIY project! the finished product looks incredibly and it's definitely not something that you can grab on high streets! <3
    Check out my blogpost featuring UNIF holographic and origami goodness! :)
    AL xx
    RASSP blog

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  10. super cute ! :)

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  11. This looks so good! Love this blog

    aforvogue.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Love the idea! x

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  13. Love your blog!
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  14. I love your DIY post. This was an awesome post. Loved it!

    Hazel
    www.theskimplelife.com

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  15. OMG it's fabulous ! Thanks for this DIY !
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  16. loving this DIY it makes the watch look so luxe! Thanks for sharing!

    xx Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

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