A story about how a little bit of creative tinkering...

  1. made me the perfect black clutch!

    I recently purchased a vintage coach purse on eBay. it looked like this when I received it:
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    Since I'm not a big fan of the long strap style, I decided to dig through my handy jewelry-making kit and found some old chain to replace the leather strap! :p

    Coach turnlock clutch closeup tpf.JPG

    and voila! my new and improved clutch!:yahoo:
    Coach turnlock clutch new tpf.JPG
    Coach turnlock clutch closeup 2 tpf.JPG

    The moral of the story: You can make a cute purse out of a sow's ear (as long as you start with Coach!)
    :biggrin:
     
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  2. Very cute and creative!! Congrats! :yahoo:
     
  3. wow great job it looks awsome!!! :smile:
     
  4. That's cute! I love that turnlock style!
     
  5. that is sooo cute!
     
  6. Thanks girls! I was looking for ANY excuse to take a study break. :p This was really easy to do! All I needed was a pair of pliers + chain + jumprings and 5 minutes.

    I'd like to see if anyone else has ideas...
     
  7. That's a wonderful improvement - makes it look dressier. Good thinking!
     
  8. Nice! Very very cute :smile:
     
  9. Wow, gorgeous. Good job!
     
  10. This is SUPER!!! Wow!! You totally had me at the chains. lol!
     
  11. Cute!, What a great idea. :smile:
     
  12. Very cute!!!
     
  13. That looks great! Nice job!!!!
     
  14. Adorable and I know you are proud!