Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Naked Bag for Brainstorming

I have been thinking about how to adorn this purse for a week now. I need help. The flap at the top (thing that all of the sudden resembles a tongue) is intended to be the snap. It is going to attach at an angle, closer to the right side. It was too boring down the middle. Problem is...if I use a magnetic snap, then I need to cover it with beads or embroidery. I don't care for sew on snaps. They never come apart and you end up pulling out the stitching before too long.
Problems:
1. Snap with decoration, if so, what? OR Frog closure??? think Asian inspired.
2. Bead work. I have some shiny black swarvoski/checz glass beads that I wanted to attach. What kind of pattern, placement on the purse? None at all?
Love to hear your thoughts...

9 comments:

  1. Hmmmm, first off, gorgeous purse! Love the colour. I'd go magnetic snap, just because I personally prefer those -- then maybe black beading or embroidery to cover it, and a little swirly design in your black beads off in the left corner to add some balance? Nothing too complicated if the beads are really shiny! Good luck, and please post a pic when it's finished!

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  2. I think something large and black or dark chocolate brown would be nice. Not necessarily chunky either - flat would work. Hope that helps :)

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  3. like this...
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_11&listing_id=16082407

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  4. Saw your twitter post. I would use a button closure. Grab a fancy large button - black would look great with this purse. Of course that would mean doing a buttonhole.

    Or use button detailing on the 'tongue' and have some velco underneath to hold it closed.

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  5. Hmmmm!
    Does this purse need something black and white on it?
    hmmmmmmmmmm.....

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  6. Crap! I so want to sew onto this but I have those goll darn halloween costumes to do. They make me sneeze.
    great suggestions so far! that is two for white...very interesting.

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  7. mmmmm...this is a hard one.

    when I look at it I either see a fortune cookie that is dyed red for the holidays or maybe even a slice of pink/redish grapefruit.

    as for how to close it. how about how about making a loop for that little "tounge" as you called it to slide under. Maybe you could find some kind of jute string that you could sew on. Or maybe even a small rectangle shape of metal. ...........lots of ideas, but not sure how to explain them. good luck

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  8. I would use a snap and then cover it with a big, decorative handmade button. But then, I might be a bit biased in that department ;-)

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  9. Wellllllll, halloween is over, what have you decided to do with this great bag?

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