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Thursday, July 9, 2009


Wow, has life been keeping me busy lately, or what? It seems the older I get, the busier I am. Now that I am working a job that involves full physical labor in the hot Arizona sun, I come home and I'm just wiped and ready to eat and sleep and nothing else.

I started this cigar box purse about a month ago and have only been able to work on it in spurts. I'm so excited that I finally got it done. Woo Hoo!

I decided on a gold theme with pearls, to accentuate the vintage photo in the center. All of the hardware is gold as well.

I really liked the crackle medium as it gave it an antiqued look. Below are several views of different angles of the purse. I'm going to start another one very soon.

I wrapped gold edging laced with pearls around the whole box.

This isn't the best picture of the clasp, but it consists of a gold hasp attached by a gold clip which is attached to a gold heart bracelet.

The back displays a better view of the gold corners used on the bottom of the box, along with an old, beaten, Coca Cola bottle top I smashed into the crackle. It's funny how I collect all of these little odds and ends and stash them away and then one day, one of them will strike me as the piece to use in a project I'm making. Some of them I've coveted for years. What a pack rat I've become. LOL.

On the inside of the box I decoupaged some old newspaper ads I had from way back in the 40's or 30's, not really sure which.

I certainly hope the next one goes a lot smoother and quicker, now that I've finally figured out ways to attach handles and other vital purse parts.

Will keep you updated on the latest projects as they slowly make their way to the finish line. For more on my daily antics, come visit me on my Facebook page.

1 comment :

Kelly Menninhaugh said...

This is beautiful. Are you going to be selling them? And if so, for how much?

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