I have a slight obsession with all things Alexander McQueen. Probably one of my most favorite clothing/accessory lines! Only downfall about the line, is I would have to literally sell an arm and a leg to afford anything... Hmm might be worth it?
Just Kidding, I wouldn't sell anything.....Or would I????
His clutches are my FAVE!
A few weeks back I ran across this post by Stripes and Sequins and got totally inspired to create my own clutch with an A. McQueen feel.
X-Large hard shell eyeglasses case
(I found some on eBay or you get them at Target)
(In the color of your choice; I used Martha Stewart's)
Gold screw on spikes (found on etsy)
- Take your sandpaper and give the entire outside of the eyeglass case a good sanding. This will ensure that the glitter and glue will adhere to it. Then measure and mark where you want to have your spikes/studs placed. It doesn't have to be precise if you don't want it to be, but since I tend to lean slightly toward perfectionism it had to be measured! Then drill your holes, or have your husband drill them like I did because he doesn't like me using his tools... I should probably invest in my own!
- Now it's time to mix your glue (Mod Podge) and glitter together. There are different ratios out there, i literally just poured the glue in and added glitter. It's about a 2:1 ratio glue to glitter. But as I was doing more layers, I added more glitter.
- I did one side at a time, that way there was no awkward drying or holding stages. I applied several thin layers at a time and aloud about 20 minutes between each one to dry. In the end it will be about 6 coats and maybe some touching up here and there. After I reached my desired coverage, I let it sit over night to completely dry before I screwed the spikes on.
This glitter is my new best friend!! I need it in EVERY color!
I have a black eyeglass case that will jazzing up into a new clutch with my Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter and some larger spikes.
These would make the perfect gifts for your BFF or even bridesmaids, if spikes aren't your thing, some funky drawer knobs or bedazzle the heck out of it!!