Monday, February 21, 2011

Enid Collins Purse.... Well Sorta

I have been wanting one of those Enid Collins purses for a long while now. Over the summer, I found this bag at a garage sale which had TONS of vintage stuff and all for super cheap too. The bag cost me only $1. I don't mind that it doesn't have its latch on the top front. I probably wouldn't have used it anyhow.

When I fist picked up the bag, I noticed these numbers inside some of the circles, which lead me to believe that this bag must have come in some sort of a kit that a housewife in the 60s could have put together herself for much less than the price of a real Enid Collins.

I just used some jewel glue and some rhinestones that I had in my stash. I did have to buy some oval shaped ones, but I was able to get them on sale for only $3. After I laid out my design, I decided that the bag needed more stones than what the kit originally indicted. I stuck to jewel tones and I am really pleased with how it came out. Plus, I was able to get something crossed off my want list for less than $5! Now I just need spring to roll in so I can start getting some use out of my new creation!



Autumn Luciano said...

This is so fun! I never seen a do-it-yourself purse like this before. I've found a few ready made before, but nothing like this!

Lauren Hairston said...

I've never seen a bead-by-numbers purse, either. How fun!

Tasha said...

Neat! Really cool what you did with it.

Zootsuitmama said...

Love it! I'm looking for an Easter purse!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

Are you still searching for an Enid Collins purse? I see them rather frequently if you want me to pick one up for you--I actually passed one over this summer, it was a peacock and only $2! Now I wish I'd bought it...

Ciara Williams said...

Neat! Really cool what you did with it.

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