How to Make a Watch-Piece Ringcomments (8) September 27th, 2008
This antique watch-piece ring project from Christina Loff is a great way to make use of small, interesting found objects. This watch piece came from a big box of broken watches that a friend bought at a local flea market. The exposed innards of the watch is a great look and makes for a wonderful conversation piece. Flea markets and estate sales can be fantastic places to find deals and get interesting pieces that would otherwise be tossed out. It’s easy to turn these unique objects into stylish rings. Look for more found-object ring projects by Christina Loff in CraftStylish Gifts to Make, Volume II.
What You'll Need:
- Epoxy or jewelry/craft glue (Michaels.com)
- Buttons (mjtrim.com, Whizbang Fabrics)
- Watch pieces (flea market, ebay.com)
- Ring bases (JansJewels.com)
1. Use a ring base with a large round face almost as wide as the watch face you will be attaching. Sand down any sharp edges on the watch piece or remove them with wire cutters.
2. Apply epoxy or craft glue that is strong enough to bind metal objects to the ring base. Place the back of the watch face on top of the epoxy; make sure that the epoxy is hitting both the watch and the ring base.
3. Prop the ring in its prepared spot so that it can dry standing up. One idea is to stick drying rings in the center of a tin of beads. The beads hold up the ring so that it doesn’t fall over before drying.
Leave the ring to dry for a few hours. If you are using craft glue, the longer you let the ring dry the better. Epoxy dries instantly, and the ring can usually be worn within an hour.
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