June 07, 2011

Beaded Clutch

There is a new product from Tulip that I have been really excited to try.  It's called "Beads in a Bottle."  Ever since I heard about it I've been scheming some ideas of how to use it.  Today I'm going to show you this beaded clutch I made.

I have this fabric that I've been saving because I love it so much.  Today I whipped it out and sewed a quick clutch out of it.

Then I embellished the flap of the clutch with the Beads in a Bottle Paint.  It comes in a tube and you squeeze it out, forming little dots that end up looking like you stitched on beads.  I took some scratch paper and practiced a little bit before doing it on the purse.  The instructions are easy.  When you first pull upward it looks more like a raindrop (pointed at the top) but then it settles down and dries like a round bead.  It's really fun stuff and it comes in lots of colors.

You can use it to create designs on plain fabric, but I thought it would be fun to add it to a patterned fabric like this.  I only embellished the flap of the clutch because I thought it looked more authentic that way.


Here's a closeup of what it ends up looking like.

Perfect for a girl's night out.


Thanks for reading.

26 comments:

  1. Very cute! Going to have to pick me up a bottle of beads! Do you have a tutorial for your clutch?

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  2. So super duper chic!
    What a neat product!
    Biz

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  3. O this is sooo cute! Love the fabric!!

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  4. Love this! I really thought you had used pearl beads for a minute, very cool product!

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  5. What a neat product. I am going to have to check it out. Perfect for embellishing the clutch :)

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  6. Ohhh soo very cute!
    love the fabric.

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  7. Beautiful! I love that fabric! I need to get myself a bottle of beads. Cool!

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  8. This is just all around gorgeous! I love the fabric and the vibrant colors, and the "bead" embellishments really set it apart. Will there be a tutorial for the clutch? I'd love to make my own!

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  9. Beautiful! I have definitely got to try some of that stuff!

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  10. Looks fab & functional. What pattern did you use to make the clutch? Inquiring Bloggers want to know :P

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  11. fun stuff. thanks for testing it out! love that fabric too.

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  12. Awesome product! Great fabric choice, so clever!

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  13. That is so neat! I can already picture a few things I would use this for :) EEP!

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  14. I'm sorry, I just can't get past "whipped it out and sewed a quick clutch" without laughing--as if you were folding laundry or something! You're amazing, Cheri. I don't attempt much of what you do here because, honestly, I'm just not that crafty (and even more lazy). But I love to read every day and see what you've cooked up next. It's very inspiring, even to the craft-impaired. Thanks for sharing your talents! (P.S. I did make treat jars like yours for my husband for Christmas and he loved them.)

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  15. I love how simple and cute this is! Thanks for sharing.

    And in the spirit of sharing, I saw this print and thought of your boys' room! It's so cute I might need it (grown woman with no kids :P )
    http://pinterest.com/pin/35288910/

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  16. Oh wow, I'm really liking this clutch! You're so clever. Love the pattern on the material too!

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  17. What a great product, wish that there are so many sewing notions available in my part of the world. Beautiful clutch

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  18. very neat. love the fabric you used. and, like others, would love a tutorial or pattern.

    question...did you find the tulip product to look a bit like the old puff paint? thoughts?

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  19. What a cool product! thank you so much for sharing it I have to go and buy some now!

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  20. That's so cool!! Before I started reading I looked at the first picture and thought... wow that beading could be time consuming.... Whoever invented the beads in a bottle is a genius!! Is there already a tutorial for the clutch??

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  21. Soooo cute, I love it!!!

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  22. sooo cute. love it so much. i link it to my blog . Hope u don't mind and thank you

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  23. I love the subtlety of it ... and fantastic fabric!

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  24. what a cool creation,

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