Handmade watches

How often from the TV screen, from the pages of magazines or online communities we are taught how to make something out of nothing, something beautiful. And we look at it with the enthusiasm of teenage girls and enjoy. Oh, so if my hands grew from the right place, I would have done something too. How often do you visit such thoughts? To be honest, I'm constantly. But, the inveterate established opinion that I can not even hold the needle in my hands correctly, sits in me very confidently and firmly. But, probably every such young lady like me, there came a moment when we said to ourselves: - It was, it was not. And they were taken to make something “such”, in 90% of the cases they gave up their miserable attempts, before they could even pass a third of the way.
But this time I said to myself: “Everything is enough, you have to finish the job, no matter what it costs you.”
So, I remembered the clocks that had long been gathering dust on a shelf in the pantry and decided to make a thing of them that I would use.

A hundred years ago, some kind of “good” person gave us this misery, which, as it was worth guessing, expanded the collection of unclaimed things.
From the bottomless cabinet an old blouse was taken out into the light, with a beautiful material, but not suitable for a long time in size. Got moment and screwdriver.
The process has begun.
Using a screwdriver, I took off the creepy plastic case from the clock, took out the glass and examined the dial, which I had to glue in some places.
plastic casing

Then, she cut off a piece of fabric suitable for the size of a blouse and cut a hole in it in the center. By the way, it was possible not to miss the size, it was possible only from the second attempt, because in the first, the material barely reached the rim. So from my own experience I can say that it is better to cut off more and then cut it already on the rim of the watch.
The time-consuming and most unpleasant moment followed, it was necessary to glue the plastic cover over the material.

With the help of glue and someone's mother, I managed to do it. True, I had to say goodbye to the manicure and a couple of times to tear off the fingers, which were glued instead of fabric. But through trial and error, I guessed that it was easier to use an old ballpoint pen, the flip side of which is very simple to glue material. I wouldn’t even tell about my wailing, when I had to tear off and redo it, because the fabric was bristling.
And now the glue has dried, it was possible to assemble the watch again. Strangely enough, they looked very nice, but something was missing. And then I remembered the butterflies that “live” in the tasteless picture of my girlfriend, making her very cool.
It was decided to make the decor of the butterflies.
Drew a pattern on paper and cut. Then, I found a cover from a salad, which I bought by weight a few days ago, and I realized that this plastic would fit one hundred percent. Transferred the pattern to plastic and cut out two butterflies.

I bent in the places where the wings started, since the plastic for this was quite soft.
After I had to remember my childhood and start drawing. Old nail polishes were useful, which turned out to be in abundance. On the front side, I put a base color, red-orange color.
the cloth

I made a border bezel bronze, painted flashes of pale pink and gold, and put four dots in white on each butterfly.
I was pleased with the result, butterflies glittered, but they were not fanciful or too variegated, which would be superfluous with a gray-blue fabric with a paisley pattern on the rim of the watch. I put them on the clock in random order and began to enjoy the result.
Handmade watches

Only two hours of work, ruined manicure and skin torn off from the glue on the fingers. But the result exceeded all my expectations. Cute watch with butterflies now hang on my most central place. And oddly enough, in an hour I did not think about manicure and dried glue, but I often glanced at my watch, as I like them very much.

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