12 DAYS OF DIY X BABY-G
it's a watch, it's a bracelet, and it will make you the best gift-giver ever.
How To Make It:
Step 1: Before you start beading, you'll need to pick your colors and figure out your pattern. We went with five different seed bead colors--turquoise, black, red, white, and yellow--and created a chevron pattern. Here's how to follow along (each letter stands for one of the colors listed above): Row 1: T - B - R - W - Y - T - Y - W - R - B - T Row 2: Y - T - B - R - W - Y - W - R - B - T - Y Row 3: W - Y - T - B - R - W - R - B - T - Y - W Row 4: R - W - Y - T - B - R - B - T - Y - W - R Row 5: B - R - W - Y - T - B - T - Y - W - R - B
Step 2: Measure out about three feet of thread, and knot it at the base of the band, near the watch face. String on the beads for the first row, and then wrap the thread under and around the watch band. Do the same with the second row, and so forth, looping the thread under each time you reach the end of a row. The thread should be pulled tightly, so that the beads don't slide around.
Step 3:Continue repeating the rows until the beaded pattern is about an inch long. Be sure to push up each row of beads, so that there's no space between them. Once you're happy with the length of the beaded pattern, loop the thread underneath the watch band and make a tight double knot.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2 through 3 on the other side of the watch band, so that the beaded pattern flanks each side of the face.
Step 5: With a scissor, snip the threads so that there's no string dangling from the watch. And then wrap it up and gift it!