I’m going to do a little self-promotion today! A few months ago I opened an Etsy shop to sell some of my artwork, and I called it PearlsAndPaintStudio.
I create custom paintings and drawings for people based on what I already have on the site, or you can ask me for something completely new! So far I’ve made two canvases, and I’m now working on a bubba keg!
Today I gave a presentation about Michael Kors’ fall 2014 collection. My group and I had to up-cycle a wedding dress to look like it fit into his collection. There were many fringe pieces in his collection, and they were often incorporated into the bags. I decided to make a clutch to go along with the dress.
First, I cut a 12″ x 6″ piece of fabric from one of the layers that we cut off of the dress.
I then hemmed all of the sides to give the clutch clean edges and sewed the sides of the clutch.
I sewed on a beige button and then covered it in lace to incorporate the sheer/lace fabrics used in the collection. Then, I cut another square of the fabric and cut it into strips. I folded the strips into a one and a half inch piece and sewed it together. Finally, I sewed the fringe into the clutch.
I was really happy with how it turned out, and I thought it definitely fit into the collection well.
When stones started falling off in 2010, I scraped off all of the remaining stones and the glue, and I painted it pink. I also painted a fancy “A” in the top right corner for my name.
(I don’t have a picture of this particular case. :/)
After the pink started fading a bit in 2011, I painted it blue.
After that started fading, I decided I needed a new color. I used Champagne Bubbles by Sinful Colors to update the look. After I removed the previous paint (I just used nail polish remover), I painted about three coats of the nail polish on there. Finally, I used a top coat over it so it wouldn’t chip. Here is the final product:
I love painting my phone case myself because it ends up saving me a LOT of money. I believe the original phone case I got was $20, so I basically got four phone cases for that price.
I think for my next case I’m going to paint some sort of design. What do you think I should do?