Today a dear friend Mary came over and we took pics of her dolls for her portfolio and website to come. She is one of the most talented people I know and uses found objects better than anyone I know. She has had articles -3 I think - in ADQ. After she left I worked a but on my paisley purse and have it ready to be put together. Here are some pics of the finished fabric. I have to warn you--put on your anti-garish glasses because you will need them! The first pic is the purse preview with the proposed clasp which will have a fringe of metal coins. The second pic is the entire fabric.
About the clasp, I have been making molds with a two part molding putty I got at Michael's. First I did a heart charm, then a button, a piece of jewelry, some cabachons that I have been saving, a brass fan (the clasp), a piece of jewelry and a seahorse pin (still baking). I used the molds with Sculpy and then colored them with paints and pearl-ex powders. Love how they came out! Here's a pic of the item, the mold, and the results. I originally purchased molds from The Enchanted Gallery--Kimberly Crick's site. She has the most wonderful molds and they are so well done. Mine are workable but not as neat and nicely done. I can't wait to start applying them.