Retired - Stella Watch

Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This design uses the Create Recklessly Faux Leather and rivets to make an easy watch band complete with a slide end tube clasp. This is a simple technique that you can use for many watch faces to create fun personalized designs.

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

Please note that this design can be made for many sizes. All you need to know is that both sides of the watch band need to be of equal length. Before beginning this project please watch our video to familiarize yourself with Create Recklessly.
  1. Using the rotary cutter, cut a strip of faux leather that is 18mm wide and 10 inches long.
  2. Once you have your length of faux leather, cut it in half so you have two equal pieces, and trim the length of you need to. Note for sizing: I cut two pieces, 18mm x 4 inches each, to make a 6.5 inch watch.
  3. Take one strip and thread it through the bar of the watch face and back so that you have about 3/4 inch folded over.
  4. Take the interchangeable tool kit and using the hole punch tool, punch two holes a little less that 1/2 inch from the watch bar. Both holes should be side by side, about 3/8 inch apart.
  5. Change the tool kit for the rivet and add two cap/post compression rivets. When you add the rivets make sure you are going though both sides of the faux leather.
  6. Repeat this process on the other side of the watch.
  7. Now for this next step you will need to pay close attention to your sizing. The clasp will add about 1/2 inch to the finished piece.
  8. So at your desired length, thread the faux leather through the bar of the clasp and back. Trim the length to fit your size.
  9. Now you will repeat the above instructions to punch two holes and add two rivets.
  10. Repeat this portion of the clasp on the other side.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PWC-107 - BeadSmith Watch Faces, Round with Crystal Face 46mm, Imitation Rhodium Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1327 - Create Recklessly, Symphony Faux Leather 10 x 2 Inch Strip, 1 Piece, Black
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-1626 - Create Recklessly, Cap / Post Compression Rivets 6mm, 12 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2073 - Slide Tube Clasps, with Bar Loops 26.5x10.5mm, 2 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-0813 - Create Recklessly, Deluxe Interchangeable Tool Kit for Cold Connections, 17 Heads
  • XTL-0812 - Create Recklessly, Poly Punching Cutting & Tooling Board with Ruler
  • XTL-0811 - Create Recklessly, Rotary Cutter for Leather Fabric & Paper 45mm
  • XTL-0277 - ImpressArt Brass Hammer For Metal Stamping - 1 Pound - 1 Piece
Additional Information
Theme Men's
Ingredients XCR-1327, FCL-2073,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
/ Package | SKU: XCR-1327
Slide Tube Clasps, with Bar Loops 26.5x10.5mm, Silver Plated (2 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Sets.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FCL-2073
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Tools and Other Supplies:

ImpressArt Brass Hammer For Metal Stamping - 1 Pound - 1 Piece

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