I belong to a group of artists – The Latest Trends in Mixed Media – and monthly we have been doing either a charm or pin challenge and swap. This month the swap was beading. I carefully considered all the different beads I have on hand. I didn’t have the time or money to go purchase new beads. Then, it struck me. I had an old watch that I loved the beads on the strap.
I took the watch apart, keeping the watch face itself for a different project. I put the beads, not all but the ones I liked the best, together with some similar feeling/looking beads I already owned. Voile! My beading project – slightly unfinished as the recepient may want the dangle on a post or on some other type of earring or necklace or bracelet.