Black Beaded Watch: Project Instructions

Black Beaded Watch: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 28th Mar 2019

Learn to make your very own beaded watch band by following our free instructions. Working with black bicone glass beads and silver foil beads, these beautiful piece can be made shorter or longer to suit your wrist.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 1 watch face
  • 1 filigree circle toggle clasp
  • 2 x 50cm tigertail
  • 2 small crimps
  • 2 strong jump rings
  • 20 x 6mm bicone glass crystals
  • 32 x 3mm plain metal balls
  • 2 rope crown metal beads
  • 6 black flat square lampwork beads

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Twirly Wirlie Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Crimping Pliers

INSTRUCTIONS

Take one piece of tigertail and thread halfway through the loop on top of the watch face. Split the tigertail into two pieces. On strand one, thread:

  • a plain metal ball
  • an 6mm bicone glass crystal
  • a plain metal ball

On strand two, thread:

  • a plain metal ball
  • an 6mm bicone glass crystal
  • a plain metal ball

Now, thread a black flat square bead onto strand one. Take strand two and thread the opposite way through thblack flat square bead. Pull up tight and separate the strands again.

Repeat this pattern (starting with the plain metal ball on strand one) two* more times, finishing with the black flat square bead with the tigertail threaded both ways through the black flat square bead. Split the strands again. On strand one, thread:

  • a plain metal ball
  • a 6mm bicone glass crystal
  • a plain metal ball
  • a 6mm bicone glass crystal

On strand two, thread:

  • a plain metal ball
  • a 6mm bicone glass crystal
  • a plain metal ball
  • a 6mm bicone glass crystal

Bring the two strands together, thread a rope crown metal bead over the two strands, followed by a large crimp over the two strands. Put your watch aside, pick up one of the jump rings and open slightly (as they are quite strong, you will need two sets of pliers, your crimping pliers and your twirly wirlies will be fine). Close the jump ring securely. Thread the strong jump ring onto your watch, take the tail end of the tigertail and thread over the top of the strong jump ring and back through the large crimp and the metal bead. Pull up tightly, squish down and cut off any excess tigertail. Open the strong jump ring up and thread one part of the toggle clasp. Close securely. This completes one side of your watch. To finish your watch, simply repeat the process again on the other side of the watch face, finishing with the other part of the toggle clasp.

NOTE: This pattern is based on a "standard" wrist size of 200mm. If you have a bigger or smaller wrist, you will need to adjust accordingly. Where we repeated the pattern two times, you may need to repeat once or three times, depending on what final size you require. The easiest way to get the right size is to complete one side and before crimping, measure the watch on your wrist (remembering that the watch will be double the size it is now). If it needs to be adjusted in size, you will need to unthread the last part and add or take away one of the patterns. Alternatively, if the watch is only slightly too small, you can add an extra jump ring to give it a little more length.

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