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Oct 23 2009 3:08pm

In which Chrononaut Mercantile describes how bring one of their handmade Age of Steam pieces to life. If you want to try this at home, you’ll need:

• Epoxy
• A beading needle
• Waxed thread
• Watch movements
• A small piece of stiff leather
• Some seed beads
• Any other beads or crystals you want to use for accents
• Jump rings
• A clasp

First, reclaimed watch movements are hand-selected for personality and beauty; they’re easy to find on eBay, or at a flea markets or pawn shops. They are epoxied onto a leather backing, then the backing is cut around the watch, leaving a 1-2mm edge (back and front, below).

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