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Elastic Watchstrap

Step-by-step on how to make an elastic watchstrap as presented by: Crafty Corner

For any questions contact: Winnie
completed watch strap

What you need to make an elastic watchstrap:

  • Watch sliders
  • Silver beads
  • Jeweler glue or craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Watch face
  • Lighter

Read through all the instructions first before starting this craft.

Step 1

Plan your design on a flat surface, to ensure that your beads do not roll away.

plan your design

Step 2

Burn the tip of your elastic, this makes it easier to thread the elastic through your beads and sliders. The length of your elastic depends on the measurements of the wrist you are making the watchstrap for, remember to cut double that length, since this is a double stranded strap.

burn end of elastic thread

Step 3

Thread your elastic through the one end of your watch face, so that there is a double thread of equal length.

thread elastic though watch

Step 4

Thread your beads and sliders in the order that you have placed them on your flat surface.

start threading  your beads and slider

Step 5

This is what it should look like.

check your design

Step 6

Attach the other two loose ends to the watch face by threading one end through first, then hold it down so that you can thread through the other piece of elastic.

attache loose ends to watch face

Step 7

Tie a double knot to keep the elastic in place, make sure that the watchstrap is secure around your wrist and easy to slide on and off before you tie your knots.

tie double knots

Step 8

Cut off the long ends.

trim off excess elastic thread

Step 9

Burn the frayed bits off the ends of the elastic.

burn ends to stop them fraying

Step 10

Add a blob of your jeweler or craft glue to prevent the knot from coming loose or scratching you when you wear your watch.

glue for extra security

Step 11

Now you can wear your watch and go out in style without a hole in your pocket.

try on your watch
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