The beauty of a "loop" watch face is that you can make many bands for one watch face and change them to match your wardrobe, or mood! First, cut a length of Beadalon to approximately eight inches*. Finish one end using a lobster clasp or oval trigger clasp and a crimp. The size of your clasps is a matter of personal preference. String approximately four to six inches of beads. This length depends on teh length you want the finished product to be, including all components -- watch face, loops, clasps and beads. Most of the "loop" watches are approximately 1.5 inches or so in length from loop end to loop end, so you need to account for this and the clasps in your overall design length.When you get to the desired length of beads, finish the other end with another clasp. You now have a short (4-6 inch) strand of beads with a clasp on either end. Attach one clasp to one loop on the watch. Put it on your wrist and attach the other clasp to the other loop as you would a bracelet. You can make several of these strands with clasps on each end for a whole wardrobe of interchangeable watch bands. *Another method is to string your beads before cutting the Beadalon, finish one end with a clasp as instructed below, then cut your Beadalon and finish the other end with another clasp. In this way, you are only using the amount of stringing material that you need with very little waste.
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