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DIY: Upcycled Glitter Jewelry

I must say, I'm a little chuffed about this project.
I kinda love it. 
You will need:
an old watch (or watch case, if you're making a necklace)
strong glue
I used my vintage watches as bracelets and 
made a necklace from a case that was missing it's wristband. 
Use small pliers to remove the pin, to pull apart the front and back of case, 
then remove inner workings. Fill one side of case with a mound of fine glitter.
Put front and back together, snap shut. 
Either glue the watch pin back in the hole or fill the hole with strong glue.
TIPS: a)The more glitter you put in, the less movement you will have. And vice versa.
I did the large bracelet about 75% full and the small one about 90% full. I like both results but I'm really into a lot of movement - it entertains me to shake the bracelet around like a snow globe. 

b)If you applied a layer of mod podge or glue on the bottom base, some glitter would stick and give a more uniform look and less movement, if that's what you're after.

Disclaimer: I can't guarantee you won't get glitter all over you in this process. ;)

*Resources: altered a Pugly Pixel layout, Ostrich Sans font


softspoken September 6, 2011 at 10:10 AM  

dying to try this! definitely on my to-do list :)

Laynie September 17, 2011 at 12:20 AM  

OMG, this is GENIUS!! I have an almost adiction to glitter, and I have SO MUCH stashed away. (When I say "so much" I mean I can put my hands on over 20 different kinds/colors/sizes within moments right now. Yea. My husband tolerates me... I'm so lucky!! :D)

Faith September 22, 2011 at 9:42 AM  

That's just brilliant!! love it! :)

my best friend jules September 22, 2011 at 10:24 AM  

I love what you've done! Just stunning!!! :)
xxx mervi

sam September 22, 2011 at 8:23 PM  

what kind of glue did you use? and how exactly did you get everything to attach?

Katie September 22, 2011 at 9:04 PM  

Sam, I used E600 but a hot glue gun would work. Or Amazing Goop. I didn't do much to get it all to attach. Just filled one side with glitter, snapped both sides back together, filled little hole with glue. That's it. You can do it, easy peasy!

Candace September 23, 2011 at 8:47 PM  

Love this idea!! I tried it immediately after seeing it. I can't wait to share your idea on my blog. Please stop by and let me know what you think of the results. Again thank you so much for sharing! http://moosenmelts.blogspot.com/

Fox and Sparrows October 2, 2011 at 10:50 PM  

This is brilliant!!! I popped over from bleubirdvintage. SO glad I did!

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