I love making Jewelry, its a great passion of mine and I'm always on the lookout for something unique and interesting that can be worn on any occasion. I like to re-purpose or up cycle items if possible, which brings me to this easy little project...
I had this watch that I got for my 21st many years ago and had long since stopped working. So I took it apart, not quite sure what I would do with it.
I decided to stamp on the metal face, but if you look closely you will see that some of the markings started to rub off during the stamping process.
I used a Sharpie to enhance the stamped letters and when I wiped the excess ink off, the rest of the watch markings came off too.
Now I was left with basically a plain pendant - which was actually okay.
While looking for components to add to my pendant, I decided on an old ring that was part of a set that I never wore and and earring which had lost its partner ages ago. And a large flat ring I had in my craft box.
Using E6000 I glued the ring onto the pendant. I also made a small hole into the top of the pendant using a needle and hammer, so that a jump ring could be threaded through.
I cut the back off the earing and glued it into the pendant, over the hole in the middle. Then added the flat ring to the pendant with a jump ring.
I also came across a stash of really old Sterling silver chains at the back of my cupboard and one was the perfect length.....
I love how it turned out and it cost me nothing except a bit of my time.
The possibilities are endless, so have a look in your jewelry box or stash of broken watches and make yourself a fabulous new item...
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