My watches have become my latest passion! I began by creating one as my birthday present for last year. I wore it day in and day out for six months. After I was confident my watches will be durable, I set about designing more. Fun! I have created fully functioning watches with a wearable garden design of vines, leaves, flowers and even wee butterflies. Garden Watches are part of my J Kohr Couture collection, a high-end, one-of-a-kind, collection of wearable Fiber Art designs.
In some styles the elements pop up, creating a lively 3-D effect. In other instances I have tacked down the elements for a more streamlined look. All watches are made with the finest 100% Egyptian cotton cordonnet in sizes ranging from 10 to 80. All have a variation of beading hand sewn and tatted into the lace as I worked; Czech glass, silver-lined glass, Hematite, Swarovski crystals, and crystal pearls. The backing is ribbon so the watch will not stretch. The watch faces have been tatted into the garden and the back is accessible to change the battery. I have adjusted them to fit the wearer perfectly. They close with a lobster clasp.
Visit the J Kohr Couture section in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter to find available watches. I recently ordered 10 new watch faces so there will be many more to come. This is the gallery for my Garden Watches, which will be updated as more are made. Enjoy!
Garden Watch I (mine)
Garden Watch II (sold)
Garden Watch III (sold)
Garden Watch IV
Garden Watch IV
The Garden Watch...Functional beauty that is sure to spark envy. Tatting is a knotted lace technique that is very strong. I use the highest quality 100% Egyptian cotton tatting cordonnet for firm, uniform knots. ~Quartz watch face ~The back of the watch face is accessible to replace the battery. ~0.75" wide MEASUREMENT: The length of the watch as shown is 6" (152 mm) long including the lobster clasp. There is 2.25" (57 mm) of Silver chain on the other end so the watch is adjustable from 6" to 8.25" (152 mm to 210 mm).