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Topic: License Plate Purse (Now with a Tutorial)  (Read 51368 times)
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« Reply #50 on: July 28, 2008 10:20:59 AM »

And here my only questions are:
Have you tried this on a decorative plate?  I ask bc I have a NH 'Old Man in the Mountain' plate that I've been dying to do this too and... have been afraid.  Was there any paint stretching or breaking on the license plate?

Oh yeah, and how in the hell did you get it the right shape to begin with?  This is the one that really baffles me....

Anyways, AWESOME job, may you find lots of fun in your new purse.



I havnt tried it on decorative plates yet. This is my first one. And i havnt noticed any paint stretching or breaking at all. To shape it all i did was have my dad wrap the plate around the hubcaps while i held the hubcaps in place. it is not perfectly round but it is pretty darn close lol.
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« Reply #51 on: July 28, 2008 10:21:55 AM »

That's so cool. I really want one now. Let's see the tute soon, even if I am personally nowhere near a license plate like that. It's always fun to see a creation in progress Cheesy

i will be making a new one soon, and when i do ill post a tute. hopefully within the next week or so.
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« Reply #52 on: July 28, 2008 10:25:56 AM »

This is a great bag, you and your dad did a great job on it.
I wish I could do that, because I have 2 License Plates with my name on them from my first car.

if you dont have hubcaps you can always use something else to wrap them around. it might not have the same look but i know you could use wood. like shape a piece of wood into 6 inch circles. or you can make the square bag.
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« Reply #53 on: July 28, 2008 03:11:36 PM »

kudos to not giving in and buying one! Your's looks awesome. The town next to where I grew up had and art studio type store that sold these and I wanted one sooooo bad! Of course we never had the money for one.
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« Reply #54 on: July 28, 2008 11:17:48 PM »

This is really cool. I've seen them before but couldn't convince myself to buy a bag made of license plates for $100+
Good work on yours.

Have u seen the ones that are like $300? they have stones on them but i would never pay that much.
I used to work at a store that sold them. Really cool but soooo not worth it.
I like yours better, good ideas are best without adding tons of stuff to them.
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« Reply #55 on: July 29, 2008 12:21:43 AM »


I used to work at a store that sold them. Really cool but soooo not worth it.
I like yours better, good ideas are best without adding tons of stuff to them.
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when you worked there, did you notice how well the little stones were attached to the plates? if i had one like that i would worry about the stones falling off. what do you think they use?
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« Reply #56 on: July 29, 2008 06:58:35 AM »

Hi ya, a friend made one similar to yours, she used a seat belt for the strap including the actual buckle.

I think she used a vw cap on either side but made duplicate sized card board cut outs and covered them in quilted black vinyl to line the ends and the middle.

Great piece of art!
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« Reply #57 on: July 29, 2008 10:34:42 AM »


I used to work at a store that sold them. Really cool but soooo not worth it.
I like yours better, good ideas are best without adding tons of stuff to them.
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when you worked there, did you notice how well the little stones were attached to the plates? if i had one like that i would worry about the stones falling off. what do you think they use?
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Because I've sort of looked at those kinda closely, they use the jetset glue or something similar, where it's a slightly thicker version of superglue.  You set the stones on the glue and they don't slide off in design.  Anyways... uh, check your local craft store, in the same area that they'd sell swarovski/beading supplies they'll have several different kinds of glue.  I recommend applying it with a paintbrush myself.
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« Reply #58 on: July 30, 2008 10:22:43 AM »


I used to work at a store that sold them. Really cool but soooo not worth it.
I like yours better, good ideas are best without adding tons of stuff to them.
Smiley

when you worked there, did you notice how well the little stones were attached to the plates? if i had one like that i would worry about the stones falling off. what do you think they use?
Because I've sort of looked at those kinda closely, they use the jetset glue or something similar, where it's a slightly thicker version of superglue.  You set the stones on the glue and they don't slide off in design.  Anyways... uh, check your local craft store, in the same area that they'd sell swarovski/beading supplies they'll have several different kinds of glue.  I recommend applying it with a paintbrush myself.
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thanks for the tip, i wont be putting stones on these purses but i will do it on some other purses i am going to make.
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« Reply #59 on: July 30, 2008 07:13:09 PM »

that is so sweet; could you make a tute? or direct me, and others, to where we could learn how to make one?
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