|Fabric insert with glass blobs attached|
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
You know sometimes after you've been working on a project for over two weeks, you've just got to give up on it and move on. I did this to a purse project.
I bought a big purse in a thrift store loving the shape of it and thought it would look great with a newly fabric and beaded covering. I picked out a really fun looking fabric, glued some flat back marbles on it. Then to give it a Scottie flare, I went through all my old jewelry and found a cute pin to use. Then I started to work on it. And I worked. And I worked. And I worked. I finally was happy with the beading making sure that at least 50% of the fabric was still visible. Then I attempted to put the covering on the actual purse. It was a disaster. Luckily I hadn't glued it down yet or else I could never have salvaged a thing. I had it all pinned on and was looking at the piece from every angle. Suddenly, my brain just said this is a big monster mistake. First off the piece of jewelry didn't match the beading. Then the actual overlay on the purse looked even worse. So I took it all off and threw it on my worktable vowing to never try that trick again. The shape of the purse was just all wrong for attempting this in this manner.