You might be able to tell (from here and here) that I’m really into clear pieces right now. And so is everyone else. It’s modern, chic, and PVC + lucite just look so good with crystals and embellishment. I’ve seen so many incredible DIY PVC clutches throughout the blogsophere (most notably by Aimee, here and here) but after seeing this pin and this Shourouk bag, I wanted something with a chain strap. When constructing my bag, I copied the way the grommets lay on my Chanel bag, which I love – that way, the bag can be worn with the chain long or doubled up.
Materials/Where to buy: Clear clutch (you could make this but Etsy has so many good ones) // Grommet Kit // Four 1/2 inch Grommets // Assorted Swarovski Crystals // E6000 Glue // About 36 inches of brass curb chain // Pliers // Jump Ring // Hammer
Top & Bottom photos by Lydia Hudgens
This is incredible, Grace! I’m about to buy all those components to make my own.
This came out really well! I love your crystal designs– so pretty!
This is amazing! You just keep coming up with better ideas each week!
This looks fabulous! Love how you added all of the crystals on the exterior to make it even more pretty. Great job!
AMAZING. Gosh you’re always so creative! Love this.
This is such a fun DIY! I like yours better then Shourouk’s!
So cool Grace!! I’ll have to try this.
I love it, plus it seems quite easy 😉
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Unreal! It looks so good!! You’re so talented!
This is friggen spectacular. I loved your acrylic clutch DIY previously, and I LOVE this one too. Fantastic Job!
Gorgeous! One of my favorites… the chain is so good on this, and the embellishments also take the focus a bit away from what’s inside so it’s a good balance. Love it, Grace.
What is the measurement of the chain?
Brass Curb Chain – 0.062″
Brass Curb Chain – 0.094″
Brass Curb Chain – 0.129″
I’d use a larger size… the .129″
Love this bag! You were so clever with the strap. The toughest thing I encounter when following DIY or creating at home is sourcing really pretty chain. Suggestions? xo
Bahaha. Just clicked on the link and found chains, chains and more chains. Oops. Thanks! and sorry!
This turned out so pretty, I love the crystals you added!
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This looks so edgy and cool without spending a fortune, congrats!
Check out our Embellished Clutch here: http://lilasirena.blogspot.mx/2013/03/diy-embellished-clutch.html
We love wallet friendly cute bags =)
Love this!! So cute.
Grace, you are too good! This is awesome!!
Life on the Squares
That is one of the cutest bags I have ever seen. I need one.
This is WAY too cute. I’ll definitely be making this soon. Thanks for sharing!
Looks amazing! Leave it to you to pull this off!
This is so awesome. Pinning this so I can make myself one, but I may use paint for splatter effect rather than crystals for more of a rocker look!
Thank you!! 🙂
So beautiful, the Shourouk bag is so beautiful but too expensive.
LOVE it!! Totally trying this. Thanks, Grace! xx
Amazing job, Grace! I love your version more so than the inspiration pieces. Beautifully done!
Smart n Snazzy
I’m OBSESSED with the embellishments! You’re so crafty Grace.
Chelsea & The City
It’s the last day to enter my eShakti giveaway!
WHAT AN AMAZING IDEA!
Great DIY! 😀
OMG I just LOVE this DIY!
Love it!!!! really cute!!!
this is amazing! love the bronze / gold hardware against the clear clutch!
If you’re ever hiring anyone to just come out and hang out and make stuff…send me an application! haha, i love this purse!
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Great job Grace and it looks so easy as well!
Chic ‘n Cheap Living
such a cool DIY! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
I love this, looks so beautiful!
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That is one awesome clutch bag, i bought a bag like this from http://irockbags.com/
How do I get the instructions to make the clear bag
Will you make more and sell?! Please!
Haha no, I’m sorry! But you should try making one!