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!