I was able to get to the craft store last weekend, and picked up a few more colors of micro beads. As I was playing around with them, I thought you might like to see how I made the beaded handbags.
Needle Nose pliers
Toothpicks for spreading glue
A piece of uncooked spaghetti for picking up the micro beads.
a pattern for your handbag
Mod Podge (I use matte finish)
Micro beads in at least two or three colors.
gold paint (a paint pen works!)
black paint (only if you are using dark micro beads)brass headpins
fine gold chain
brass finding for the clasp (I cut mine down from a larger piece of filigree)
1 tiny crystal in a color that coordinates with your micro beads
When you've finished the entire front side, stop and let the glue dry really well. You may notice that some of the beads have come off the edges as you worked. This is a good time to touch them up.
Find brass pins or thick wire for the frame.
Glue one piece to the top , as far back on the cardboard as you can. Set the second piece of wire aside for now.
Cut two pieces of thinner wire, and a small section of fine gold chain.
That's it! If you make this project, I'd love to see photos! If you run into difficulty please don't hesitate to ask!this post.