Resparkle an Old Handbag with Spring Flowers!comments (7) April 26th, 2009
4. Add a second set of petals to the same flower next to each of the first ones, spacing them slightly apart as shown above. Continue adding petals all the way around—I used a total of 10 for my large rhinestone center.
5. After you finish the large flower, begin adding petals to the small one, with one at the top and a pair of two at the bottom instead of just one (as shown). This asymmetrical style is to accommodate an odd number of petals (I used seven on this one).
6. Fill in the sides of the second flower with four more petals as shown, for a total of seven. You can eye these instead of arranging them exactly symmetrically. Once those are finished, you’ll move on to the third, medium-sized flower—another even-numbered set of petals that can be arranged symmetrically. Add a petal at the top and one at the bottom, as you did with the first flower.
7. Finish the third flower as you did the first one, with a total of eight petals.
8. Now you’ll begin the simple decorative border in your first color, to match the centers. Begin gluing the rhinestones down between and under the flowers, as shown, to create a contrast to the more intricate flower design. Continue gluing ovals down in straight lines until you have covered the front of the purse from side to side and top to bottom, or as desired.
9. Let the purse dry for several hours or overnight before carrying it.
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