April 4th, 2013

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DIY: Chain Strap Swarovski Embellished PVC Clutch

CLEARBAG_2You 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.

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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

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Top & Bottom photos by Lydia Hudgens

54 Responses to DIY: Chain Strap Swarovski Embellished PVC Clutch

  1. Hitha April 4, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    This is incredible, Grace! I’m about to buy all those components to make my own.

  2. Erin @ Thanks, I Made It April 4, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    This came out really well! I love your crystal designs– so pretty!

  3. Liz Schneider April 4, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    Amazing, Grace!

  4. Rachel April 4, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    This is amazing! You just keep coming up with better ideas each week!

  5. ALISON April 4, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    This looks fabulous! Love how you added all of the crystals on the exterior to make it even more pretty. Great job!

  6. casie April 4, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    AMAZING. Gosh you’re always so creative! Love this.

  7. Heidi {Dooley Noted Style} April 4, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    This is such a fun DIY! I like yours better then Shourouk’s!

  8. Raquel April 4, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    So cool Grace!! I’ll have to try this.

  9. Novella - 9lla.it April 4, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    Sooo pretty!
    I love it, plus it seems quite easy ;)
    xx
    Novella

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  10. viv April 4, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    Unreal! It looks so good!! You’re so talented!

  11. Tiffany April 4, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    This is friggen spectacular. I loved your acrylic clutch DIY previously, and I LOVE this one too. Fantastic Job!

  12. alyson April 4, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    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.

  13. Fabi April 4, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    What is the measurement of the chain?

    Brass Curb Chain – 0.062″
    Brass Curb Chain – 0.094″
    Brass Curb Chain – 0.129″

    ??

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 4, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

      I’d use a larger size… the .129″

  14. Chelsea April 4, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    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

    • Chelsea April 4, 2013 at 11:40 am #

      Bahaha. Just clicked on the link and found chains, chains and more chains. Oops. Thanks! and sorry!

  15. Kristina April 4, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    This turned out so pretty, I love the crystals you added!

    Kristina does the Internets

  16. Lila&Sirena April 4, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    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 =)

    Lila&Sirena
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  17. Robyn April 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Love this!! So cute.

  18. Gaby April 4, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    Crazy good!

  19. Stefanie // Life on the Squares April 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    Grace, you are too good! This is awesome!!

    XO, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

  20. Amanda April 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    That is one of the cutest bags I have ever seen. I need one.

  21. Jessica Estrada April 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    This is WAY too cute. I’ll definitely be making this soon. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Illumine April 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    Looks amazing! Leave it to you to pull this off!

  23. Emma Finlayson April 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    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!

  24. Fabi April 4, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    Thank you!! :)

  25. Noemi April 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    So beautiful, the Shourouk bag is so beautiful but too expensive.

  26. Erica April 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    LOVE it!! Totally trying this. Thanks, Grace! xx

  27. Lia ~ Smart n Snazzy April 4, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Amazing job, Grace! I love your version more so than the inspiration pieces. Beautifully done!
    xo
    Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

  28. Chelsea April 4, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    I’m OBSESSED with the embellishments! You’re so crafty Grace.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City
    It’s the last day to enter my eShakti giveaway!

  29. Anastasia of Passion and Obsession April 4, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    WHAT AN AMAZING IDEA!

  30. Denysia Yu April 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Great DIY! :D

  31. Dana April 4, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    So fun!

  32. Monique April 5, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    OMG I just LOVE this DIY!

  33. Alexandra April 5, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Love it!!!! really cute!!!

  34. Daisy April 8, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    this is amazing! love the bronze / gold hardware against the clear clutch!

  35. Kelly Ly April 23, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    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!

    Off Kelly’s Hanger

  36. Chic 'n Cheap Living May 8, 2013 at 12:15 am #

    Great job Grace and it looks so easy as well!

    xoxo,
    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  37. jen ramos May 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    such a cool DIY! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  38. Malena June 14, 2013 at 12:32 am #

    I love this, looks so beautiful!

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  39. Jessica gabbys August 22, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    That is one awesome clutch bag, i bought a bag like this from http://irockbags.com/

  40. grace altier January 7, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    How do I get the instructions to make the clear bag

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