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Posts Tagged ‘Simple’

Handbag Makeover – Sad to Fab

February 12, 2012

I recently acquired a $30 voucher for a shoe store, but wasn’t in the mood for new shoes (shock horror). I opted for a handbag instead. After the $30 discount I got this handbag for only $9.95! Can you say bargain?

It is an okay handbag but I feel that’s a bit too plain but for $9.95 I couldn’t really complain. I thought this bag would be perfect for a sad to fab makeover.

First I started out with some gold bag chain and jump rings.

Using pliers open a jump ring to capture the chain.

To determine the best length of the chain I stuffed the bag with some clothes to hold it upright. Once I determined the length of the chain I used the pliers to unlink and then attach it to the jump ring on the other side.

I then attached the second chain to both jump rings.

And then a third.

I love how a few strands of chain can transform a handbag. I will most likely add some charms but for now this will do.

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Braided Headband

February 4, 2012

I’m not a headband kinda girl. Mostly if I’m wearing a headband it would be because I am curling my hair (a post will be made on that at a later date). I must admit though, sometimes a headband could be exactly what I am missing to complete an outfit.

This project began with some round chain and leather cord. I weaved the cord through the chain to create semi-flat surface.

I made three of the weaved combinatations in equal lenth and used a jump ring to join all three ends to begin braiding.

Once completed I used another jump ring to seal off the braid and glued the stray bits of cord down.

It’s almost done! All you need to do now is grab a hair tie and open the jump rings to also hold the hair tie.

Voila!

Have fun xx


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