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I am allergic to some base metals.  When I learned how to make beaded bracelets, it was easy to go one step further to create beaded watch bands, so that I could wear my watch again. On certain instructable you have seen pictures of my hands and some beads.  Those beads are my watch band.  So, this is; “How to Make a Beaded Watch Band”.  I made three bands, using 3 types of beads.  Look at the extra pictures to see how the different beads look during each step. Okay, let's get started.
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Step 1:

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Beads (of your choice, cost $3-$12 a package depending on what you choose)
1.0 mm stretch beading string ($2-$3 a roll)
4 lobster claws ($3 a pkg. of 4-6)
Pkg. 3 hole spacers ($4 a pkg.)
Piece of felt
Super glue
Tape measure
A watch face with pins (to complete the watch)

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Lay the felt out as your work surface.  It prevents the beads from rolling off your work surface on to the floor.

Cut a 15 inch piece of the 1.0 mm stretch string.

You are going to start at the center of the 15 inch string.  (This will be one end of the watch band.)  Put one or two small beads to keep the lobster claws apart. Add one lobster claw on either side of the center beads.  Make sure that the opening of each claw faces the same direction.

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Place beads on each side of the lobster claws. When you have gotten 2 or 3 beads, place a 3 hole spacer on the two strings (place one string through one hole on one end, the other string through the other hole in the opposite end).

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Continue stringing beads, using at least 4 spacers to separate the beads.
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Nice "ible" & very cute. Similar to the ones I have seen sold for way to much $$$
Way too much is something I agree with. I really like my own creations. Thanks for looking and commenting.
Oops forgot - have u ever tried these with memory wire so they don't need sizing or stretchy cord?
No, I haven't had much experience with memory wire, so I really don't know if it would work. Thanks for looking and for your comment.