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« on: July 01, 2009 03:22:01 PM »

Hello again....Here are a few more purses I have done.

The first is again from my high school art portfolio. It is made out of metal bottle caps, strung together on wire. The lining is made out of a stiff canvas like (?) material. The lining was actually an after thought, originally I was just going to leave it as it was. Each side has a different pattern.






I used a very small drill-bit to drill holes in the bottle caps. It was very time consuming and painful when the drill-bit snapped and drilled through me finger nail! But it was all worth it; this might be one of my most favorite designs.




Here is one (not done in high school) made out of soda can pop tops. I had seen crocheted ones around, but never knew how to make them. So I ended up making a sort of "chain link" design using wire jump rings I made. The purse is a rectangular form, with a flap. I lined the purse with some black material, attaching it with wire rings as well (not shown in the pictures). The lining zips closed and has an interior pocket.














Thanks for looking! Any comments greatly appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009 03:45:00 PM »

Wow! That is a lot of work putting those all together. They look very cool and the different caps make for interesting conversation....not everyone in the USA has access to the best pop ever, Vernors!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009 05:50:43 PM »

The pop tab one is like modern chain mail!
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009 12:49:21 AM »

wow, looks like a lot of work & i'm sure you'll get a lot of compliments if you use it Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2010 09:54:23 PM »

Wow that's a lot of work and it looks great!
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010 07:00:10 AM »

Love the bottle cap one...
Are you actually using those?
Or are they more constructed as a "mere" work of art?
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010 01:10:40 PM »

Thank you evereyone! Cheesy
Love the bottle cap one...
Are you actually using those?
Or are they more constructed as a "mere" work of art?

Pfefferminztea, the bottle cap one was designed for my portfolio, but i wanted all the purses in my portfolio to be functional. The second one I wanted to make functional as well. I have always enjoyed making everyday items into "art". I have actually used the bottle cap purse, but only a few times. As for the pop-top purse, I can't remember if I have used it yet or not. I admit I tend to be lazy and not switch out my purses very often. Smiley
sorry it took me so long to respond, I didn't get a notification about a reply.

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Caitlin
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010 08:44:44 AM »

You must have a ton of patience!  Cheesy The tops are so colorful.
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