Monday, 15 June 2009


I finally restored this 1950's handbag today.
It wasn't much that needed to be done to it so I don't
know what took me so long.
I got it from a local charity shop for £1.50 a while ago.
It was in a bit of a state but nothing that I couldn't fix.
There was one pearl missing on the clasp but I found a
pair of pearl earrings at a car boot sale in the same size
for only 10 pence so I removed them from the earring
and removed the old pearl from the clasp and glued the
new pearls onto it and I also cut off some annoying gold
threads that was hanging off it.
Now it looks almost as good as it did when it was new.

Clasp before:

Claps after:


Rosie Unknown said...

That is gorgeous! Go you for having the determination to see beyond the flaws!

Miss Wink said...

You really DO have magic fingers, lady!
(Like I didn't already knew that...)
Very well done!

Little Rascal said...

Rosie Unknown: Thank you darling.
Well, I do like a challenge every now and then and for as little as £1.50 it's worth a try.

Miss Wink: Thank you! :)