Chameleon Pink Wrist Watch

June 14, 2017Allison Murray
Using the same pigment they paint those fancy cars, this watch has a new chameleon glitter paint job that changes colors as it moves. Super easy and super cool. You could do this with ANYTHING!

This is a post brought to you by SolarColorDust.com. I was provided product to create this tutorial with. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Using the same pigment they paint those fancy cars, this watch has a new chameleon glitter paint job that changes colors as it moves. Super easy and super cool. You could do this with ANYTHING!

I love pink things. When rose gold started to get popular I was all about it. It’s so pretty! But sometimes I like straight up, over the top, girly, girly, girly pink. And you know what else I like? Glitter. 

So today I’m going to show you how I updated a solid purple watch I got for only $5 on sale at Michael’s and turned it into the girliest watch I’ve ever owned. And that’s saying something :)

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Using the same pigment they paint those fancy cars, this watch has a new chameleon glitter paint job that changes colors as it moves. Super easy and super cool. You could do this with ANYTHING!

Today we’re going to play with the Chameleon Pigments at Solar Color Dust. This dust is a 5 way change, though I think I’d prefer one with maybe on 2 or 3 color changes but you live and you learn. In spite of that, this watch is still super duper amazing! Are you ready to make your own?

For this project you will need:

Using the same pigment they paint those fancy cars, this watch has a new chameleon glitter paint job that changes colors as it moves. Super easy and super cool. You could do this with ANYTHING!

I purchased my watch for $5 on sale at Michael’s. They purposefully make them too long so that they can be cut down to be the right size. This way it will fit lots and lots of folks. Now it doesn’t matter what weight I am, I almost always have freakishly small wrists, which are weird looking next to my fat hands and sausage fingers :)

There was no way at all for this sucker to fit me without modification. But it’s super easy to do. You’ll need a watch sizing kit. You can score a decent one for around $5 on Amazon. I purchased one from Michael’s and it stinks. I’d totally get the Amazon one I just linked to, instead.

On one side of the links you’ll see little, tiny holes. Inside of that hole is a bar that holes the links together. We need to push that bar out to resize the watch. To do that mess with the little screwdriver type things that look like a needle and see which one will easily fit in side of these holes. Add it onto your screwdriver-like tool and then start to push the tool into that hole. The pin should pop out. It’s not super easy, and you can stab the living daylights out of yourself, so take care when maneuvering that you don’t place a finger over where the bar is going to be forcefully pushed out on the other side. The result is a nasty blood blister, FYI.

Pop out the number of links you need. I removed 4 links so I took 2 from each end of the watch to keep the face to clasp distance normal. If you need to remove an odd number, just keep it close like 2 and 1 or 2 and 3 from each side. Removing all from one side will make your watch fit wonky.

Set aside the unused links and place the shortened pieces together. Push the bar into the link just like your removed it. A tiny hammer works really well. This is one I got from Lowe’s that is sold for children and it is fab for little things like this. 

Using the same pigment they paint those fancy cars, this watch has a new chameleon glitter paint job that changes colors as it moves. Super easy and super cool. You could do this with ANYTHING!

Open your clear fingernail polish and add  a small amount of Chameleon pigment. The ratio is 1 gram per 2-4 ounces of clear base, which I can’t work down in math because I’m not capable. Instead I eyeballed it so that I had paint that is nicely saturated with the pigment when fully shaken but not so much that it makes it thick so that you can’t spread it like paint.

*Quick tip – take a piece of card stock and fold a sharp crease to make a “funnel” to neatly pour the pigment into the small opening of the nail polish bottle.

Using the same pigment they paint those fancy cars, this watch has a new chameleon glitter paint job that changes colors as it moves. Super easy and super cool. You could do this with ANYTHING!

Once added, place your finger over the top (a piece of paper will keep the paint from attaching to your skin) and shake up well.

Using the same pigment they paint those fancy cars, this watch has a new chameleon glitter paint job that changes colors as it moves. Super easy and super cool. You could do this with ANYTHING!

After your paint is well mixed prepare your surface to protect it and get ready to paint. Be sure to be in an adequately ventilated area because we’ll need a good 3 coats for this to cover properly and that’s a lot of time with fumes.

Using the same pigment they paint those fancy cars, this watch has a new chameleon glitter paint job that changes colors as it moves. Super easy and super cool. You could do this with ANYTHING!

Thinly apply paint to the links of your watch. If yours is in pieces, like mine, you’ll need to keep the sides clean to replace your pin to put the watch back together. If you were smarter than me and put your watch together you can go ahead and just get after it. 

Using the same pigment they paint those fancy cars, this watch has a new chameleon glitter paint job that changes colors as it moves. Super easy and super cool. You could do this with ANYTHING!

Give your watch several coats of paint and allow ample dry time in between for a nice, smooth finish. In between each coat move the links around to keep them from sticking together as the paint dries.

Using the same pigment they paint those fancy cars, this watch has a new chameleon glitter paint job that changes colors as it moves. Super easy and super cool. You could do this with ANYTHING!

If you had a hard time getting paint in the nooks and crannies place your watch around something soft like a pool noodle or a pair of balled up socks. With the watch taking on the shape of your wrist, or close to it, you can paint in the areas that will be visibly off-color when worn.

That, my friends is literally that. Isn’t she blinged out and gorgeous? Love, love, love :) Head on over to SolarColorDust.com to snag your favorite chameleon pigment to make your own fancy schmancy watch!

Using the same pigment they paint those fancy cars, this watch has a new chameleon glitter paint job that changes colors as it moves. Super easy and super cool. You could do this with ANYTHING!

This is a post brought to you by SolarColorDust.com. I was provided product to create this tutorial with. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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