Blogger feature: DIY Vintage timepiece necklace by Miralabelle

One of the things we want to do with The Other Style is promote the ingenuity of bloggers across Africa by featuring interesting work from them on the website. To start this, we bring you Nigeria’s DIY blogger queen Ijenna Osuji of Miralabelle.

Ijenna’s blog is rife with interesting and easy to DIY tricks and celebrates creativity in fashion.

We were particularly inspired by her DIY vintage timepiece necklace as vintage timepieces have recently come back into fashion globally. What better way to get into the trend than doing it yourself.

So here are the steps by Osuji, replicated here with her permission.

Vintage timepiece necklace.

This is probably going to be the only DIY this month because it’s the only one I have been able to finish but next month, you’ll be getting about two DIYs.

So this is a really simple DIY. Yes, all my DIYs are simple but I think this is by far the simplest.


DIY is all about creativity, about thinking outside the box. At least this one is.

I remember those classic old movies where the gentleman in the top hat would so gallantly check his timepiece. Granted it wasn’t exactly a necklace but it wasn’t a wrist watch either.

That was my inspiration for this. I saw the colour of the necklace and how it matched the vintage-y look of the watch and thought “Why not?

You will need
A necklace and watch that match. You could easily get a similar watch here.

The best part about this? You also get a “new” bracelet and if you get bored, you could always make the bracelet a watch again.

Remove the wristwatch very carefully from the bracelet then slide the necklace through one end of the wristwatch. Make sure the watch is facing a direction with which you could easily tell time and…

Now, rock your fab vintage timepiece like that funky person that you are.

Double-timer (As seen on my instagram, @unservile_fashionist) I still wear my wristwatch while wearing the necklace. Why? Because I can (*insert emoji with smug look and badass sunglasses*)

P.S: If you try this DIY, I’d love to see your work! Shoot me an email ([email protected]) or use the hashtag #miralabelleDIY and tag me(@unservile_fashionist) on Instagram

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The online destination and fashion journal that goes beyond the surface and taps the pulse on all things FASHION. First out of Nigeria and increasingly across the continent, with wit, intelligence and humour.


TSS is an arm of the RED brand, which is the continent's largest omni-media group focused on Africa's youth.