January is the perfect time of year to start new projects. Since it’s cold outside we hunker down until spring. This photo bracelet has been on my to-do list for quite a while. It turned out so cute, I think I’ll get a head start on Mother’s Day and birthday gifts.
Not many people wear watches anymore. I know I seldom put one on. My cell phone is just too convenient. That’s probably why Goodwill’s jewelry department has lots to choose from. I like this one, because of its bead bracelet band.
The hardest part of this project is removing the back plate. Look for the smallest screwdriver you can find to pry it off. Try the little screwdriver that comes in an eye glass repair kit. Pull out the pin and remove the watch movement.
Use the watch face or dial as a template. Trace it on a very small picture and cut it out.
The crystal on this watch was permanently attached to the case, so I just pushed the photo in place and replaced the back plate. To keep the winding stem in place, I used a little craft glue.
That’s it, easy-peasy. It will make a great gift for a new mother or new grandmother. If you start now, you’ll have one for every woman you know by Mother’s Day!