Post # 1
I fell in love with this clutch, sadly the cheapest is 90 which FH will never let me live down (since I have about 25 handbags already…) and besides the champagne one is no where to be found!
so I was wondering how diyable this could be? It would be a lot less. And any tips from DIY’ers would be great.
So I would start with a basic cheap satin clutch… http://www.amazon.com/Champagne-Evening-Handbag-Satin-Clutch/dp/B001RL1CVC/ref=sr_1_13?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1388976342&sr=1-13&keywords=champagne+clutch+satin
and rhinestone stands? –http://www.mjtrim.com/rhinestone-trims/8mm-rhinestone-chain.html
also does anyone have any recommendations for the strands? places they have had good experience with?
Post # 3
@crisaquarius24: Do you have a picture of the clutch you are trying to replicate?
Post # 4
@emstar168: thanks totally forgot!
Post # 5
It doesn’t look like it would be all that hard to replicate. I would be more worried about the fact that whatever you use to affix the rhinestone strands to it might show [glue could turn into a mess quickly.. and maybe not hold very well, and sewing it on would also show].
Post # 6
you could, it would be time consuming, and i dont know how the cost will be, everytime i see those rhinestones theyre pretty pricey.
but here is what you coud do,
most of those strands have aa small part on the bottom that allows them to expand and contract, looks like a small “T” [pencil drawing] you would need to take that part and get it under the seam of the top part of the bag, that way the strands are secure(i would still use a SMALL bead of glue to be extra safe) [pencil and pen ] you would use a long enough strand to fit the FULLY STUFFED bag, make sure it is expanded as far as it will go, and begin attaching the top(vertical) strands on one side only then move to the side strands (horizontal) the full length of the bag (both sides) after you have the strands attachted you will have to weave them to make the “cage” and secure them through the opposite hem/seam. once you have that all done you will have to attach the trim, make sure it stays on the frame of the bag or it will tear when the bag is empty/full. you can do two things, glue or sew. i would do both. use a clear thin filiment line (like fising line- a craft sore would have a thinner version) and very small dabs of glue( i would use a tooth pick to dab from the bottle/contaier to the purse. and set the stone on top of it sewing each “bridge” part ( sewing picture) if you end your sewing and the very botton of the hinge you should be able to knot off the thread w/o it showing too much.
i think a small dab of glue on the points where the strands meet in the weave would help it look better too.
just make sure you have all the proper materials and lots of patience! sorry the pics are huge, idk how to resize them…
Post # 7
@crisaquarius24: If you search “MG collection clutch” on Amazon you’ll find a lot of really similar clutches to that. And they’re all around $30. No DIY headache needed. 😀
Post # 7
guess what I lucked out and found one on my ebay search!! 40 bucks! worth like 350!