DIY | RHINESTONE CLEAR CLUTCH

2.05.2013
Another trend I have been loving this season is rhinestone embellishment as a great statement piece to your wardrobe. Here, I show you how to create another version of the clear clutch from last week's DIY tutorial (here). It's perfect for dressing up a casual outfit like a white t-shirt and jeans or for any night time look. So versatile! Full tutorial after the break...
 

Materials:
- DIY clear clutch
- variety of loose rhinestones/rhinestones from a jewelry
- e6000 adhesive
- bbq stick or wooden chopstick
- wire cutter
- 2 button studs
- box cutter
 - ruler
- sewing machine
- sewing thread

 Steps:
1. Cut and sew up the clear clutch from our tutorial (here).
2. Lay out the ruler below the flap, which will help you mirror your design in a even and symmetrical manner. Lay out your preferred design on the flap, using a variety or rhinestones. I even cut up a necklace that I bought in the sale section. I simply used wire cutters, and cut the loops off of them.
Add a dab of e6000 adhesive to a piece of paper, and one by one, add a small amount of e6000 to the backside of each rhinestone with a bbq stick or wooden chopstick. Then, glue down the rhinestones onto your clutch. Let dry for at least several hours.
3. Now it's time to add the button studs. I drew a very small "X" as a guide, 2 1/2" from the bottom edge of the clutch and 3/4" from the side. Note: draw this on the upper layer of the sewn part of the clutch (not the flap). Do the the same for the left and right side. Cut a very small slit using a box cutter and screw in the button studs.
4. Lay the flap down onto the button studs. Make sure everything lines up properly. Cut a small slit right above each button stud on the flap. This will allow you to open and close the clutch.

31 comments:

honeymyheart said...

this is another great clutch! i really like how large and colorful the rhinestones are.

Laura said...

So pretty! But I've got too much crap in my bag to wear a clear clutch :-D

aini said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! Thank you Aimee :D

lucia said...

love it!

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Veva said...

Great result!
I did something similar but sewed
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Kelly Kwakman said...

Love this DIY! Just another great idea

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Lila&Sirena said...

This is beautiful and edgy at the same time! I really want to do one ASAP.

Greetings from Mexico =)

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lysmdesign said...

Where do you get these rhinestones? I still looking for similar stones... Very nice project!
xo, lici

SecondStory Loft said...

Adorable!
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gigi said...

love this it really does perfectly dress up any outfit. I think I like the studded one better but either way I have decided I must have one. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

steinperlenwelt said...

very snazzy! I would worry about having a clear clutch because my purse is usually kinda cluttered...

Mandy Pellegrin said...

Very nice!  Those rhinestones are gorgeous!

AcidDreamsandSugarHighs said...

looks gorgeous! great job, love the blur colours you picked

9lla.it said...

Uhmmm.. I prefer this one!!!

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Aimee S. said...

 Thank you dear!

Aimee S. said...

 Thank you! Me too... it's for those days I just bring a small wallet and my phone. :)

Aimee S. said...

 Thank you Aini! :)

Aimee S. said...

 Would love to see yours! ♥

Aimee S. said...

 Thank you Kelly! ♥

Aimee S. said...

 Thank you! Please let me know if you make one. :)

Aimee S. said...

 I bought mine in the fashion district in downtown LA. But I have similar ones on etsy.

Aimee S. said...

 Thank you! ♥

Aimee S. said...

 Thank you love!! ♥

Aimee S. said...

 Thank you dear!  It's for those days when all you need is your phone and wallet. :)

Aimee S. said...

 Awww... thanks doll!

Aimee S. said...

 ♥♥♥

Aimee S. said...

 Yay!  Thanks!

A Pretty Nest said...

Adorable ! Love the result
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Beckie said...

Gorgeous! Those rhinestones add statement to the clutch. That is UH-MA-ZING! Thanks for sharing this idea! :-)

Sam said...

This is amazing!! I really love your tutorials. They're easy to follow and you make the cutest, most creative things. I'm a huge fan of your blog! Keep it up!!

Sam
http://makeshiftmode.blogspot.com/

sandyalamode said...

that clutch is amazing!! and i LOOOVE your pants!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

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