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« on: April 23, 2008 02:34:11 AM »

Made a little coin purse to start with.Strips of wrapper chain sewn together.Zipper was hardest to figure out.Strips are covered with clear packing tape.







Going to try a purse next,like this one...If I can figure out how to make it curve ???Looks like it might be smaller strips at the top.



I spent hours last night looking for tuts and heres what I found...

http://www.candywrapperpurse.blogspot.com/
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/ca_crafts_projects/article/0,2041,DIY_13721_5760472,00.html

A video on how they are made in Mexico.. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6878794588033207175&q=nahui+ollin&total=37&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=5

Inspiration... http://www.ecoist.com/pc/viewcategories.asp?idCategory=39&pageStyle=H

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008 02:44:03 AM »

I think this is great and am wondering how on earth you got a zip in. Brilliant!  Thanks for the links too.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008 02:48:21 AM »

The zipper is sewn in, hard to explain Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008 03:48:12 AM »

o my GAWD!!
Its gorgeous! Its an insperation! I have so many damn magazines and now, and now... I know what to do!

*sniff* im sorry its just too good!  Cry
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008 04:00:34 AM »

It's awesome!
I too am amazed at the zipper, I know I would have given up...
Very cool.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008 04:08:32 AM »

Thanks Pepper Morrison & mymamma Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008 04:34:12 AM »

This is awesome - thank you for the links! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2008 05:58:11 AM »

Thanks for the links I've been wanting to learn how to do this for a while now.

As for the curve, looking at the pic, it looks like they change the size of the pieces to make the weaving increase and decrease.  Larger pieces at the bottom tapering into smaller pieces at the top seem to be what makes the curve. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2008 05:59:56 AM »

Yea,thats what I thought Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2008 07:14:55 AM »

Really cool! I keep seeing these in online stores. Thanks for the links, I'd like to try this - though I don't know if I could get enough bags to cut!
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