Friday, 16 July 2010

Handbag Bling

I'd been playing round trying to make the Grungepaper roses that I saw on a great video by Lynne Forsythe. However I wasn't much use at getting them as good as Lynne. I used the best one to make some handbag bling similar to some I saw in a city shop for a phenomenal price..... but we don't pay that kind of money for something we can make, now do we? It's quite OTT but on a plain bag it identifies it as MINE!!
I made the beads in my meltpot, Leandra Franich style, and there are lots of videos out there showing how to make them including one by Suze Weinberg the Queen of the Meltpot. I also used some of the fab ribbons that Jayne gave me.
I'm going to enter this in the new Stampman Challenge
Just look at this bit of bling, below, which I found.... Wow do I hear?! but alas and alack... it's not a real diamond, it would be worth a fortune if it was!!! Those toys are eyeing it up where it rests under the computer whilst they wait  there patiently for the next Skype from my grandees. 
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend.


14 comments:

Kathy said...

wow! fab handbag decor!

Cath Wilson said...

You'd certainly never miss that, Jo, lol! Love the toys - what a great idea. Now wouldn't it be nice if it WERE a real diamond? You'd never be home!

sam21ski said...

WOW Jo I wasn't quite sure about this seeing it on it's own, but looking at it on your bag it certainly does come into it's own, it really is stunning xxxxx

Dotpat said...

Clever you Jo, your rose is great, very blingy

Dragon said...

WOOO what a fabulous piece, Jo. I am not into handbags and their bling, normally, but would wear THIS one!!! The flower and beads are fab. Thanks so much for playing with the Stampman theme this time
Frankie
xx

Dragon said...

On a personal level I would like to tell you how much I enjoyed your blog and some of the links you have... hopped to several places and really enjoyed myself, thanks SO much
Frankie
xx

LynneForsythe said...

Jo.....what a FABULOUS rose!!! I think it look amazing hang off your bag with all the other goodness!!!

olive said...

truly amazing, Jo.... absolutely loving it, certainly adds bling. Ciao

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your bling for your handbag, looks fantastic. Tracy Evans x

Sherry said...

Wow - fantastic bag art and it sure does identify the bag as yours!

Lovely bit of bling - those toys could be auditioning for the next Toy Story film - LOL!

lisa said...

What have you done to me Jo. Guess what I'm going to be doing tomorrow. I have to make one of these for my boring old handbag. I'm not a handbag and shoes girl, too many plants and crafting stash to buy with the hard saved pennies so this'll really give my tattered old bag a new face lift.
That plant in your last post is beautiful, I've never seen anything like it but will definitely be keeping a look out for one. I love anything a bit unusual and especially if it's fragranced.
Hope you are have a good weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Sue said...

This is fantastic Jo, would definitely wear this on my boring old bag (Mmm not sure that sounded too good lol )

dizzy said...

love it Jo no matter what you make it always looks so fab and this does not disapoint thanx for sharing more of you great talent xxxx

Colette said...

I LOVE this, it is so funky, you should sell these on Folksy! If you do I'll be first in the queue to buy one.

Colette x.