I am always telling folks, get your memories out of the computer or drawer and make them into something useful so today I am following my own advice! I decided to make a photo copy of this fabulous picture of Mom and 1 year old me into a memory I can wear.
I went through my old jewelry box and found these old pieces of memorabilia from my childhood. I was four years old when I got the ring. The girl scout pin was from my “flying up” ceremony from Brownies to Girl Scouts when I was eight. The Timex watch was a birthday present for my 9th year. I got the wood mouse pin at my 12 year birthday party and the bracelet was a high school graduation gift.
The Timex watch lasted for at least 3 years and I wore it everyday because it made me feel so grown up! Since I have kept it in my jewelry box for 58 years I guess it was pretty special gift….from Mom of course.
STEP ONE: Make a photo copy and cut out the image.
STEP TWO: Decoupage the image to the watch face. (I like to use Diamond Glaze by Judikins because it is clear.)
STEP THREE: Cover the face of the image with decoupage medium.
The braid band didn’t fit! But I adapted it to fit by expanding the back with a jump ring and lobster clasp.
WA LAH! No reason to have the watch sitting in the jewelry box….especially since I don’t wear a real watch anymore : ) A bracelet is fun and a conversation starter to boot!
This is a fun and easy craft to do. Most folks have watches that don’t work in their jewelry box, hopefully this will inspire someone to make a wearble memory!