Holiday Week: Swap Party Purse

Dec 19, 2012 | 14 Comments

I love me some iridescent sequined purses.  From vintage ones…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Beaded Clutch

Vintage Beaded Clutch

…to ones from Zara…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Zara Sequined Clutch

Zara Sequined Clutch

…I’m a fan.  So, when I snagged this purse from a swap party a few months back…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Sequin Purse

Swapped Metallic Purse – Before

…I knew exactly what I was going to do with it!!  The fact that there were tons of indentations and little scuff marks all along the top of it…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Scuff Marks!!

Indentations & Scuff Marks!!

…made it an even easier choice to cover the bag in sequins.  Woo hoo, it’s iridescent times tonight friends!!

I chose my supplies carefully and went with an assortment of seeks…shortened version of sequins, obviously :) I chose shiny ivory, lavender, silver, and some turquoise, however the turquoise* ended up on the cutting room floor.  *Spoiler Alert.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Sequin Party!

Sequin Party!

I warmed up my GG (Glue Gun can now own the abbrev, since Gossip Girl is over…) and started to dab hot glue, then apply the pretty sequins.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Get Glue!

Got Glue??

I began this piece as a little demo at my San Francisco signing…

New Dress A Day - DIY - SF Demo!!

SF Demo!

…and then finished it up at home!  I brought my low heat GG which made it a bit difficult, not to mention the outlet was a little further away, but I did get started in SF!

It took lots of time placing those sequins down – for the bigger sequins, I dabbed the backs of them with glue and then placed and for the smaller sequins, I put glue down on the purse and placed them on top.  I kind of got it down to a little science!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Sequins Down!

Sequins Down!

Once the sequins were down and the glue dried, I sprayed a little bit of Krylon’s Finishing Spray to seal the sequins in place.  Who’s got a new iridescent purse now??

New Dress A Day - DIY - Holiday Purse!!

Swapped Metallic Purse – After

You’ll see me toting this around on an upcoming post as the sneezes and sniffles I’ve come down with – hopefully both allergy related – are keeping me from changing out of my fleece-lined leggings, Minnetonka slippers, and chenille blanket that’s wrapped around me, to shoot a picture with it in my hands.

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