Chanel Camelia...DIY Project

picabo

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Hi All!
I have not posted in a bit but I wanted to share a project I was working on. After collecting the Camelia flowers with my purchases, I wanted to be able to use them for my bags. So I decided to do a DIY project with some Camelia strassing!

I decided to only do one of the petals to accent the flower because I did not want it to look cheap or tacky but I am thinking that I should do another petal next to it for some depth. In any case, I mixed the clear and then used some Bronze colored crystals towards the middle. It did not turn out exactly how I envisoned but I think its cute :P

Then I added a folded ribbon to the back and a pin to hold a chain with a clasp. And voila, here are the pics.

Please let me know what you think, the good, bad, and ugly….or if you like! I think I need to do another petal...?
 

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picabo

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What a wonderful idea! Your Camelia is so pretty!:flowers:
Aw thank you! I did not if it would work out, but I think it is cute! My DH says another petal with crystals would look better, lol, but for now I am happy. Just one petal took a while...I had no idea how much work it was!
 

TraciFred0426

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Oh boy! I was thinking the same thing, how to use my camellia from the packages. You did a great job! I probably just add a pin in the back, and attach to my seasonal bags.
 

Nico_79

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That's so creative, love it! I do think it would look more complete to have alternate petals strassed. Man this makes me want to try it as well, but I know it's a lot of work. Good job!
 

kellynt

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Very creative. IMO, I wouldnt put that on my bag, it ruined the elegant of the bag. I'd put it on as a cell phone strap, key chain or any small handheld electronic accessories.
 

Ylona

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Nice try !
I'm thinking about the same diy these days :smile:!
I think with différent size cristals, it would ne more Chanel. And maybe take the example of Chanel's camélia high jewellery, it would ne more classe.
Good continuation ! And the more important of all, have fun :smile:!
 

bgyoshi

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so creative!!! it looks awesome! but i also agree with the nico_79 about alternating petals. I loooove strassing, I did a pair of pumps for my wedding, back breaking hard work! lol
 

picabo

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Thanks everyone! Yes I think with alternating the size of the crystals and petals it would look a bit more "Chanel".

I have a few more Camelias to experiment with but those crystals are expensive lol...even at Michaels.

Thanks for the thoughtful comments and have a great weekend!