Thursday, February 11, 2010

Well What Do You Think?

Okay here it is. My version of a coin purse necklace based on the ones in my earlier post. How did I do it?

Well first you need a coin purse. Mine came from etsy~~a fantabulous source for cool vintage stuff. It had an aged gold trim on it so I used one of the little rings where a chain would go and snipped the other off.

Not having a gold chain and not really wanting to use a gold chain, I added some pretty seam binding in a color that goes with the purse. Next I added an old skeleton key along the seam binding for interest.

Last I added an old locket pin to the front of the purse to make it look more custom and more funky.

So it looks bigger in the pics than it is. Office girl's waist is just a "tad" smaller than mine. My purse is 4" by 4". The anthro ones were about 3 and 3/4" wide for the smaller ones and the largest one was 8" long. They looked tiny in the catalog pic but actually are fairly large. So mine is close in size and for less than $20 I think it's kinda cool.

What do you think?


 

 

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21 comments:

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Beautiful~ You did a Fabulous job in re-creating a fun Anthro Treasure at a fraction of the Cost....
Cheryl

The Real Estate Talker said...

Adorable. I love it!!!

ozma of odds said...

...love it! I think I need to see more of your pretties!!! xo

Miss Gracie's House said...

hmm....got me thinkin' about a little beaded purse I just found in my stash...
Rene'

Becky said...

Fabulous!
Hay, I have a pin just like the one on the front of your purse...cool.
You did good.

Smiles,
Becky

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I think its beautiful. Love it
Maggie

Junkgirl said...

I think you did a BEAUTIFUL job!

Gail said...

Good for you, I love it! I'm going to try making one also, you've inspired me....when I do I'll post about it!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Shelley, Love it!!Are you going to sell them? You should. I'm working on a coin purse project myself. Hopefully I'll finish one day. Lisa

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Girl, you could have some major bling bling going on if you'd have used one of Mr. SP's gold chains, woo hoo, just kidding Mr. SP! Really Shell, pretty!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very cute! When I was a little girl in the early 60's I had a change purse on a gold chain that I got for Christmas. The change purse was a peach color. I remember it so well! I love how you embellished yours!~Patti

Jamie said...

I think that is darling! It certainly has the same feel as the anthro one, but a lot more meaning.

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

What do I think?
I think I like yours better.
That's what *I* think. :-)

Anne

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That is fabulous, Shelley - I love it!

June said...

Shelley you made yourself suchconsulum a beautiful necklace. And I do believe that these would go very well in your booth at the shows too. What a lovely way to show off vintage coin purses. You know what I'll be looking for next.
Who needs Antro when I have Shelley?!
hugs

La Donna Welter said...

Love it!!!!!

trash talk said...

I think it's more than "kinda"...I think it's "Way"!
Debbie

maryboys said...

what do i think? well. i think ti's time for a coin purse necklace swap, with me as your partner:) heehee. it's simply wonderful!

mary

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

That looks so much like the one I bought last Sunday. Mine has a big chain. Might be cuter with a long ribbon attached.
Thanks for the idea!
Happy Valentines Day!
xo...Carole

Jackie said...

where did you get that wonderful mannequin????? I'm new to your blog and love it!
Jackie
Bliss Farm Antiques

A Perfect Gray said...

I think I am in love with Office Girl. . .

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