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Embellished Bag Watch Chain

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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 Starfish Charm
Code: CHARM236
Height 19mm, Width 17mm 
$5.67 $4.71$5.29 $4.39$4.94 $4.10
Sterling Silver Sail Boat with Aqua CZ Charm
Code: CHARM804
Height 16.5mm, Width 14mm 
$12.14 $6.75$11.33 $6.30$10.58 $5.88
Sterling Silver Tiara Charm
Code: CHARM593
Length 13.5mm, Width 13.5mm 
$7.81 $3.75$7.28 $3.50$6.78 $3.26
Red Enameled Heart Charm
Code: CHARM782
Height 19mm, Width 15.5mm 
$12.10 $8.99$11.29 $8.39$10.54 $7.83
Sterling Silver 9x18mm Oval Balloon Clasp
Code: SS-CL35
Length 18mm, Width 9mm 
$7.77 $6.45$7.26 $6.03$6.78 $5.63
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-E
Diameter 4.6mm, 21 gauge 
$0.25 $0.22$0.24 $0.21$0.22 $0.19
8mm Sterling Silver Split Ring
Code: SS-SR08
Diameter 8mm 
$1.51 $1.24$1.40 $1.15$1.30 $1.06

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.50
Price: $7.57
Split Ring Tweezer
Code: TOOL-116
Sale Price: $3.96
Price: $5.52

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