Sunday, November 11, 2012

One of a Kind Chrome and Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

This gorgeous bracelet was created using an old broken watch that I have had sitting in a box for the last 15 years.  The bracelet was so beautiful that I just couldn't bring myself to throw it out.  The sparkle and shine on this bracelet is just incredible.

The watch face and workings were removed and a reproduction of my original black lab painting was fitted behind the glass.

This bracelet is really one of a kind.

It is for sale over at my Etsy shop:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

So Glad I am Pack Rat Right Now :)

I bought a beautiful silver and gold watch years ago - I don't even remember where I got it from - it was so long ago. I brought it home and promptly dropped it on the floor and shattered the wat
ch face but I couldn't throw it out because the band was so beautiful.   It has been sitting in a box for maybe 5 years.

Today creativity and inspiration struck and I wondered whether or not my glass tiles could replace the watch face. They can! Also discovered that the standard size watch face for women's watches is 18 - 20 mm - the same size that I use for my earrings.

Then I wondered what it would look like if I placed one of my animal designs behind the glass tile.

This is the result!
This discovery opens up so many possibilities to upcycle old broken watches!  I am so excited!