Holy Guacamole Tote

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I made a zipper pull from additional polymer clay beads, and fitted ends with gold eyelets, (eyelets available in gold and silver in large quantity packages at Hancock Fabrics). Assemblinf beads like a bracelet, I added strength and durability by pairing the strand of beads with cotton print fabric--1" strip folded twice to form 1/4" pull. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I'm really digging the creative process of making polymer clay beads and buttons to decorate my totes. When shopping for various colors of polymer clay, be sure to get a brick of translucent polymer clay. I combine a pea size bit of color (in this case lime green), and mixed it thoroughly into 1/3 brick of translucent. Really beautiful results. A purple zipper on a brown tote? Well, why not?

What you will need

  • Soft Brown Upholstery Fabric
  • Various Colorful Cotton Prints
  • Stitch Witchery
  • Purple 12 inch Zipper
  • Handmade Polymer Clay Beads for Zipper Pull. Handmade Polymer Buttons.

Q&A with Shoestring

marybrown1174642 asked:
Great combination of techniques
Shoestring answered:
Hi Mary. Hope you will make polymer clay beads and buttons. They are fun to make, bake, and decorate!

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