Purse with Swarovski Crystal

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STEP 1

Cut a cardboard with scissor as in illustration.
STEP 2

Take two knitting needles and fix them with some tape on the cardboard (see illustration).
STEP 3



Cut 15m of the beige leather cord. Fix one end on cardboard after 40cm with a paper clip. Wrap the cord around the cardboard and the needles. Repeat that action 44 and a half times and fix next end also with a paper clip (see illustration).
STEP 4


Put cardboard with leather cord onto a wooden board.
STEP 5

Hammer nails between the cardboard and the metal stick into the wooden board.
STEP 6

Cut and remove cardboard (see illustration 1 and 3) and remove paper clips (see illustration 2).
STEP 7

Weave 30cm the back waxed cotton thread to neaten the lines. It will be removed later in Step 9.
STEP 8

Cut 700cm of 2mm leather cord natural beige and start weaving from left to right as you see in illustration. Weave over and under taking two vertical lines every time as in the picture.
STEP 9

Weave whole row leaving 40cm hanging on left side.
STEP 10

Go back for second line. Repeat weaving but catching the opposite 2 vertical lines (see illustration).
STEP 11


Weave 3rd row above second one as you see in illustration.
STEP 12

Weave 4th row under 2nd row as you see in illustration and repeat Steps 9 - 12 x 5. Length of weaved part should be 17.5cm.
STEP 13

Replace knitting needles with 2 of the hanging hangs as you see in illustration.
STEP 14

Hide other two thread ends as you see in illustration and cut outstanding ends off with scissors.
STEP 15

Put some fast drying glue onto the tips of outstanding leather ends to harden it so as to use it like a needle.
STEP 16

Count 31 loops and bend the woven piece as you see in illustration.
STEP 17

Start sewing the two parts together as you see in illustration. Repeat this step also with second side.
STEP 18

Sew CRYSTALLIZED™ sew-on stone article 3093 21x11mm crystal golden shadow onto the purse. For positioning see illustration.
STEP 19



Take a piece of 0.35mm nylon thread and slide a CRYSTALLIZED™ bead article 5000 2mm white alabaster onto thread and make 3x a simple knot. Start sewing on left upper corner as you see in illustration.
STEP 20

Sew CRYSTALLIZED™ sew-on stones article 3255 18x6 crystal copper and crystal golden shadow and CRYSTALLIZED™ beads article 5000 2mm and 6mm white alabaster and jet onto purse (see illustration).
STEP 21


Cut 30cm of the 2mm black waxed cotton thread and slide it into purse as you see in illustration.
STEP 22



Slide a CRYSTALL IZED™ pendant article 6460 20mm crystal copper onto one end of black waxed cotton thread and make 8x a simple knot. The pendant should hang own 7cm. Repeat this action with other cord and a CRYSTALLIZED™ pendant article 6460 20mm crystal silver shade.
STEP 23

Wrap the cord with pendants around the CRYSTALLIZED™ button to close the purse.

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