Get 20-30% off everything and a FREE gift. No coupon needed. (Click for Details)

Embellished Bag Watch Chain

Print this Learning Center Idea


Embellished Bag Watch Chain Instructions

Embellishing chains to decorate handbags, beach bags, backpacks and laptop bags is a hot trend. We went one step further and added a watch face to the end of the chain to keep you on schedule. We hung this one facing the right way for appearance. However for quick reference, hang it upside down so you can grab it and check the time in a glance. We made this for Maggie's honeymoon, but you can choose any charms you like that represent you, just as you would for a charm bracelet.

Step one: Make the chain the length you desire. This chain is made of open rings, so there is no need to cut it, just separate the rings at the desired length. Attach the clasp using a sterling silver open jump ring. Add all of the charms in random places as you work down the chain. Save your favorite charm to the side.

Step two: Using a sterling silver split ring, add the watch face to the bottom link of the chain. With an open jump ring add the final charm to the bottom of the watch face and you are done. If your bag does not have a zipper or ring to attach the clasp to, just wrap it around the strap and hook it to itself.
Estimated time: Under one hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Split ring tweezers (TOOL-116)
List of Components:
Sterling silver dolphin charm with aqua CZ (CHARM805, qty 1)
Sterling silver starfish charm (CHARM236, qty 1)
Sterling silver sailboat charm with aqua CZ (CHARM804, qty 1)
Sterling silver tiara charm (CHARM593, qty 1)
Sterling silver heart and key charm (CHARM336, qty 1)
Sterling silver couple in heart charm (CHARM468, qty 1)
Sterling silver fancy heart charm (CHARM404, qty 1)
Red enameled heart charm (CHARM782, qty 1)
Silvertone bent rectangle watch face with blue dial (WATCH-83S, qty 1)
Silver plated double diamond curb chain (SPCH07, qty 1 foot)
Sterling silver oval balloon clasp (SS-CL35, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR30-E, qty 9)
Sterling silver split ring (SS-SR08, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver Dolphin with Aqua CZ Charm
Sterling Silver Dolphin with Aqua CZ Charm
Code: CHARM805
Height 14.5mm, Width 25mm 
1-23-56+
$22.59$20.39$18.39
Qty>
Sterling Silver Starfish Charm
Sterling Silver Starfish Charm
Code: CHARM236
Height 19mm, Width 17mm 
1-34-78+
$5.49 $4.39$4.99 $3.99$4.49 $3.59
Qty>
Sterling Silver Sail Boat with Aqua CZ Charm
Sterling Silver Sail Boat with Aqua CZ Charm
Code: CHARM804
Height 16.5mm, Width 14mm 
1-23-56+
$10.99 $8.79$9.87 $7.89$8.87 $7.09
Qty>
Sterling Silver Tiara Charm
Sterling Silver Tiara Charm
Code: CHARM593
Length 13.5mm, Width 13.5mm 
1-34-78+
$6.79 $5.43$6.09 $4.87$5.49 $4.39
Qty>
Sterling Silver Heart and Key Charms
Sterling Silver Heart and Key Charms
Code: CHARM336
Heart Height 19.5mm, Width 20mm; Key Height 17mm, Width 7mm 
1-23-56+
$15.99 $12.79$14.99 $11.99$12.99 $10.39
Qty>
Sterling Silver Couple in Heart Charm
Sterling Silver Couple in Heart Charm
Code: CHARM468
Height 26.5mm, Width 16mm 
1-23-56+
$12.99 $10.39$11.47 $9.17$10.37 $8.29
Qty>
Sterling Silver Fancy Heart Pendant
Sterling Silver Fancy Heart Pendant
Code: CHARM404
Height 23.5mm, Width 18.5mm 
1-23-56+
$13.99 $11.19$11.99 $9.59$10.79 $8.63
Qty>
Red Enameled Heart Charm
Red Enameled Heart Charm
Code: CHARM782
Height 19mm, Width 15.5mm 
1-23-56+
$10.99 $8.79$9.77 $7.81$8.87 $7.09
Qty>
Silver-Tone Bent Rectangle Watch Face with Blue Dial
Silver-Tone Bent Rectangle Watch Face with Blue Dial
Code: WATCH-83S
29x21.5mm 
1-34-78+
$6.99 $5.59$6.49 $5.19$5.99 $4.79
Qty>
Silver Plated Double Diamond Curb Chain
Silver Plated Double Diamond Curb Chain
Code: SPCH07
Link 11x9.5mm, 15 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$2.02$1.80$1.62
Qty>
Sterling Silver 9x18mm Oval Balloon Clasp
Sterling Silver 9x18mm Oval Balloon Clasp
Code: SS-CL35
Length 18mm, Width 9mm 
1-23-56+
$8.09 $6.47$7.29 $5.83$6.59 $5.27
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-E
Diameter 4.6mm, 21 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25 $0.20$0.22 $0.17$0.20 $0.16
Qty>
8mm Sterling Silver Split Ring
8mm Sterling Silver Split Ring
Code: SS-SR08
Diameter 8mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.39 $1.11$1.25 $1.00$1.13 $0.90
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Split Ring Tweezer
Split Ring Tweezer
Code: TOOL-116
115mm 
Sale Price: $4.13
Price: $5.17
Qty>



Secure Shopping     PayPal Acceptance Mark   Artbeads.com, Beads, Gig Harbor, WA      
Beads & Jewelry Supplies : Artbeads.com, Swarovski Beads, Glass Beads, Swarovski Crystals, Jewelry Supplies, Charms, Alphabet Beads, Seed Beads, Findings
Live chat by BoldChat