Monday, September 13, 2010

DIY: Clear Studded Clutch

Fendi Plexi Clutch with Swarovski Crystals
I couldn't find any studs with flat backs, so I folded in the prongs and used them as the surface for the glue.





When I caught a glimpse of this clear studded Fendi clutch, I was immediately smitten. The price tag (almost $6,000) was obviously not as appealing. I started brainstorming about how I could make a similar clutch with a clear pencil box and some pyramid studs and I ended up doing just that. I spent the majority of my Sunday gluing these studs (found on etsy) to the supply box I found at Jo-Ann Fabrics (I used E-6000 adhesive glue and a ruler to keep them straight). I couldn't be happier with the final product!

57 comments:

this free bird said...

OMG Val that thing is fantastic. You seriously need to make a few and sell them. FAN-TAS-TIC!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Curves ahead makeup said...

very talented this is amazing !!! great job!!

Katie said...

What a great DIY - I love it and it looks fab!

Diana Mieczan said...

OMG...That looks amazing...Well done,sweetie
I have some great news for you today...You are the winner of my giveaway!!!...Can you please write me an email with your choice (Circular Frame Set) and your mailing address...so we can post it all to you as soon as possible:)
Congrats,sweetie
Have a wonderful Monday

Collette Osuna said...

Seriously....this is soooo cool...looks fabulous!!!

Statements in Fashion

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

What a fantastic DIY!

Libby Geller said...

Val! I LOVE that!! So crafty : )

Chas said...

Wow, that is awesome! I might just have to give it a try!

Lisa Griffin said...

Wow that is such a great project! i am definitely going to try this, well done!
www.indramaticfashion.com
p.s i like the clear better than the colored plexi too

Cara said...

cool project! came out great sweetie!

MerciBlahBlah said...

That. Is. DOPE. LOVE it.

Merci,
Shannan

Renée said...

That's so a good idea! Great job!

Gabriel said...

That's Awesome! That takes the pressure off, because I don't know where we were going to come up with the $6,000 for the other one.

Legs said...

This is awesome!! You are extremely clever. :D

Lindsay said...

How cute Valerie! I love the crafty side of you :)

20 York Street said...

Holy Cow! You keep impressing me my dear! Crazy talented, I tell ya!

Nikki said...

You did an AMAZING job!!!! it looks just like the Fendi!
Great job lining up all those studs! It looks flawless!!

xx
Nikki

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Wow!!! Great job girl!!!!!! There's so many cool things you can do with that. I think diamonds would be really pretty too! :)

Erica said...

You did an amazing job, Valerie! BTW, I am now following you on Twitter. I just set mine up this weekend. I am still pretty clueless on how to use it, but hopefully I’ll start getting the hang of it ; )

Beth Dunn said...

LOVE it!
xoxo
SC

Alicia said...

Wow, I am SO completely impressed with this dyi!! I would love to try this one.

Torrie said...

Valerie- I'm so proud of you!!! I LOVE it and whew- good thing, because $6,000 miiiiight have been a little costly for your bank account (per Gabe's comment:).

I can't wait to see it *featured in one of your 'outfit' posts!!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This is so creative! It looks great!!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Awesome!! I am so impressed. Now we need a pic of you using it ;)

Josie said...

Valerie, this is absolutely ADORABLE! I'm absolutely smitten and very, very jealous of your crafty talent. I'm amazed at how straight those lines of studs are... You did an absolutely meticulous job!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Gina said...

it is crazy that some people will spend $6000 on something that took you an afternoon to make!!

so cute :)

Leia said...

Awesome DIY! You did a great job!

Leia

Taj Acosta said...

Looks gorgeous doll! Love the idea ;) hugs

Julie-Inspired said...

Wow! You're so crafty, what a great idea!

Julie xo

jayme said...

that looks SO awesome! great job lady and i can't wait to see what outfit you pair with it! xo

Marcie said...

Awesome! I love the DIY look. I am very impressed with how straight you got it! Can't wait to see what you wear with it.

xo M

Stephanie said...

I can't believe how amazing this came out as! Nicely done and beautifully crafted :)

Kisses,
Stephanie

Carla said...

Clever!

Carla
http://wwwsimplybubblelicious.blogspot.com/

Annie said...

Valerie, it turned out SOOOOO awesome!!! It is so similar to the $6,000 one - just amazing. You're making me want to find a DIY project. Thank you for the inspiration and I hope you had a wonderful weekend! xo

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Goodness, you're AMAZING! You could definitely sell these!!!

Jamie said...

VALERIE!! UM...holy crap you could sell these!! Absolutely AMAZING!!!

ok So Bren and I are trying to organize this Nutella Martini date. I may have to go out of town again next week, but I am pretty open this weekend. Let me know your availability and we'll make this happen!
xoxox

http://www.glamlatte.com

Marcie said...

And by the way, $6,000!! Really?! That is just insane.

M

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Fabulous job! Brilliant :)

PursuitOfLLT said...

This is awesome!! So chic! and I would never spend 6K on a little small bag like that, yikes!

Vince said...

That clutch kicks ace!!! Nice job Val!! Great Idea!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

wow! How absolutely fabulous!

xo

Theresa said...

This DIY is amazing! I have yet to see anything like this. I well definitely be trying this out when I get the chance! <3

Jess said...

This is fabulous, Val! You should sell them!!

xo

Mara said...

omg this is sooo cool!! You are so creative Val!

gleenn said...

I love the boots. very pretty! :)

style'n said...

Valerie-GREAT job with the clutch! Very creative and fabulous. Etsy shop in the making????
Naina

Fifth Sparrow said...

Such a smart idea! I'm smitten as well! xx

Trish said...

OMG Val, seriously, open an Etsy shop PRONTO! You deserve a medal or a trophy for this genius work, I'm telling you! :) Rock on girly, I love it! xoxo

(BTW, $6K...OMG!)

Elle Sees said...

so meticulous! love it.

Bionica said...

omg you did such a nice job!!!!
I lov it girl =)

-Bionica

Kate's Rant said...

You're AMAZING!!!!

A.Co said...

OMG
Valerie!

This is FANTASTIC! Nice work!

ari said...

wow! this is an amazing DIY! and it seems so simple... as long as you use a ruler ;)
need to try this, I would have never thought of using a clear pencil box!

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