"I love DIY because its such a sustainable and personal approach to fashion. Plus, your project is truly, a one-off that can't be found anywhere else!" - Shini Park on DIY for H&M Magazine Summer 2012
Who fashion conscious *
fashionista* doesn't want to own a fashion pieces like the PRADA SS2012 Rhinestones studded portfolio clutch bag like I do? But let face it, not everyone * including ME* can afford to pay USD1,950.00 for a clutch bag. So instead of mopping around and feeling sad I decided to get creative and busy. And in situation like this DIY-ing comes "handy" * no pun intended* plus by doing DIY, I'm able to "re-interpret" things like this without breaking or robbing a bank while adding my very own personality on each project.
So here you guys. I hope you LIKE my very first DIY blog post :-D
|On this DIY project, I am using a ZARA Leather portfolio clutch bag.|
- Clasp portfolio clutch bag (it could be new, old or vintage)
- Leather Stitching Awl
- Belt hole puncher
- Scissor *optional*
Step 1: Remove the lining of the portfolio clutch bag *
Step 2: Measure and mark the placement of the rhinestones.
Step 3: After marking the placement of the rhinestone start making holes on the portfolio clutch bag.
|You can use a "belt hole puncher" to punch a holes around the edge of the portfolio bag.|
|Then use the "leather stitching awl" to punch holes on places "belt hole puncher" can't reach.|
Step 4: Place the rhinestones.
|Try to be creative on creating your own unique pattern and color combination <3|
After that place the "base cap" on the feet of each rhinestone studs.
Step 5: Hammer each "base cap" to keep the rhinestone in place.
|Try not to hammer the rhinestone too hard so it won't break or shatter.|
Then... TADA!!! You have your very own creation RHINESTONE STUDDED PORTFOLIO CLUTCH BAG.
I dare you to be creative and make your very own DIY project.
Images: Jade Shop-a-lot