wooden purse handles
Have you ever seen something at an arts
and crafts sale and wondered how it was made? I love going to
arts fairs because I get good ideas of things that I could
make. I like to make things, however they do not always turn
out to look as nice as the same thing made by others. Other
people like the things that I make and tell me that they look
nice, but I can se the flaws in the finished products. Maybe we
are our own worse critic.
One of the hot items to make for yourself right now are
purses. There are several cute purse patterns out on the
market. The thing that I could not figure out on one crocheted
purse was how they made the handles. It was a tan with wooden
purse handles. The wood was carved and really added to the look
of the purse. She also had striped and other multicolored bags
and they all had the wooden purse handles. My first thought was
that she or someone she knows must make them by hand. They were
actually the most attractive part of the purse.
When you go the craft fairs you find that there are two
kinds of crafters. One will tell you every step of the process
that they go through to make each item. The second crafter is
the kind of person that will not say anything about their
items. They will give one word answers to questions. The woman
with the bags with the wooden purse handles fit into the second
category. One of the other shoppers heard me ask about the
wooden purse handles. When we had stepped away from the booth
she told me that you can buy the handles in any craft shop.
They have them in plastic, wood, bamboo and they come in a wide
variety of colors. Once you have made your bag you simply
attach the handles to it. She said that you can use them on
cloth bags as well as yarn bags. They also come in a variety of
lengths so you can use them as a clutch style or and over the
shoulder bag. She told me which store she thought had the
greatest selection as well as the best prices. She also told me
that she goes to second hand stores to check out the purses.
She said many times you can buy a purse for under a dollar and
then she recycles parts of it for the handbags that she makes.
I was very glad that she stopped to talk to me. She had some
great ideas and tips that she was willing to share.