Sunday, October 4, 2009

re-purposed 1950's handbag

I bought this bag at the South Hobart Tip shop...I bought it specifically to salvage the beads from it...the bag already had a large hole in it and was stained inside etc.

so it took me a little while but I removed all the beads...including the seed beads on the handle...then i washed the beads in a jar with warm soapy water and then let them sit in some white vinegar for a little while.

stay tuned for these beads to be turned into something new!!!


When Ladies Dressed said...

I look forward to seeing what you make from the beads! How great that you salvaged them!

Trudy Callan said...

That's a really cute top that you posted on Sew Retro.

Veronica Darling... said...

I have been to your blog before, but it's all dazzling now and pretty with a revamp!

I WISH I lived in freaking Tasmania! You're finding THE best things at the ops down there! I went to some today here in Syds and it's just 80s galore and hardly any good patterns.

! I'm going to add you to my blog roll so I can check in again!