I got the fabric at our local spotlight store here in australia, not that expensive and they had lots of tiger, leopard etc so i am going back for some other fabric as my daughter wants one and so do i and my mum too lol. I posted my pic of my jordy on a couple of my sewing groups and they all liked it so i have directed them to read the tutorial.
This is a great bag, have you joined the caprisunpurse yahoo group, they make lots of this stuff and have great tips and free patterns and ideas. i think this is great and you should post it to the yahoo group photo album. i love the zip. is this your first bag, i am so impressed. i want to make a purse like this just gotta get eating some chocolate, i am thinking of making a mini chip bag with vinyl. cant quite work out the if the sides are seperate, did you corner off the bottom? cheers cyndi
Hi I am allergic to cheap wires so I have started making some earings from scratch myself using surgical steel. I found it in a fishing supply store. Very sharp when cut so i used a metal file to file ends. I am pleased with first attempt. will post others as soon as take more pics. any feedback on using surgical steel? I want to solder a little dob on the end to keep beads on has anyone done that?
hope link to pic works. sometimes if yahoos pics bandwidth is over limit it only refreshes at the start of the next hour, sorry but i couldnt upload the other way as too big, got to learn to compress pics. cheers cyndi
Thanks for your comments. The bracelets are made with memory wire and are thus easily multifit which make them great for gifts. I made the one with the darker amethyst chips for myself than got a strand of amethyst chips for the other to make the set of 3 for my best friend's birthday. I have learnt since that their is first grade and second grade amethyst chips so thats why the second ones colour isn't as dark. I have made a pinkquartz one but it got snapped up by my daughters friend before i thought to take a pic, and i have 2 more I am working on. The memory wire is very hard to cut and bend, does anyone have any tips for this? cheers cyndi
Hi I have made some fringed purses and its simple to just stitch a few lines up and down a long strip than fringe it and attach looks nice. Also try using thicker guage wire and bend to make a handle, add some beads for a cool trendy look. Handles can be made from white nylon rope which can be shaped into circles and heat ends with lighter (please be careful i dont take any responsibility at your own risk etc etc) and join, than wrap fabric around can using wadding to make thicker. Other than that make out of fabric or buy thicker ribbon etc to make them for totes. Hope these help. goodluck , cyndi