2 Stylish Watchbands You Can Make Yourself

Try these easy and quick ways to upgrade your wristwear.

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Constantly checking your smartphone for the time isn't exactly chic. Try making one of these pretty watches instead. There are lots of cool vintage watch faces available online- or you may have an old one lying around.

First up, Stephanie from Henry Happened celebrates this season's translucent trend with a pop of color.

The supplies you'll need: an old watch or just a watch face, clear vinyl, one screw-in button stud, an Xacto knife or scissors, flat back gems, nail polish, and jewel glue.

Cut off the band of an old watch. Be careful to cut so that you keep the bar on either side of the watch face.

Measure your wrist with a tape measure and decide how long you want the band to be. I cut mine so that it would loop once- about 14" long. Then measure the width of the bars of the watch face (this will vary depending on the size of your watch). Then cut your piece of vinyl.

Pippa Armbrester is a quilt maker and designer. Follow her adventures in quilting and in life on her website.