Before everything else, I want to greet all of you a very Merry Christmas!! Kind of late but it is still better than never, right? Anyways, on my last DIY post, I did a bracelet from an old watch using the straps. (You can read it here). And as I mentioned, do not throw away the watch itself because we'll be doing something with it: a necklace!! Steampunk edition.
I have always been fascinated with Steampunk designs. There's just something about it that you can't resist. Anyways, this DIY is just a guide since you can just do whatever design you want according to your preferences. Also, I suggest you use old fake watches since using branded ones can be so... you know what that is. Haha!
What you need: (from left to right)
1. Old Watch 2. Pliers 3. Accessories & Lace 4. (not shown) Glue / Mighty Bond
1. Open the watch. If the pliers won't work, you can use sharp, flat and pointed objects like a knife or a file.
2. Separate the pieces. Watches have different pieces so it may affect your overall design.
3. See that red Puma piece, the back part of it is made of stainless steel. Using two different nail polish, color it and make your own design.
4. Fill the watch with a mixture of water and a little bit of dish washing liquid for that bubble effect.
5. Assemble the pieces back together. Make sure that the side is covered. To ensure that there won't be any leaks, I used glue to cover it. Add the lace and you are done.
6. You can also add additional pieces like steel wires, etc., for your desired look.
For this one, I just glued a steel wire together with an old cheap gold necklace for that steampunk effect. Notice how the nail polish works together with that water mixture.
Here's another idea you can create. The watch is rectangular in shape so I decided to go for a more sophisticated look. I just flipped the inside to expose the back / mechanical part of the watch. Also, using a hammer, I smashed the glass gently to add more depth to it.
Go on, be creative!
P.S. This would be my last post for the year. I'll be busy for the next few days attending events, parties and reunions. 'Till next year!
- Justin -