So we've taken a little inspiration from Shourouk's jewel handbags to create our very own embellished clutch that'll jazz up pretty much any outfit.
What you'll need
You'll need a simple clutch bag with a smooth surface. We dug out this leather neon yellow bag with a tassle, but pretty much any colour and material will do.
Next up, the fun bit: jewels. We got ours from Creative Beadcraft. Pick a variety of shapes and colours, within the same colour scheme to avoid the a-rainbow-threw-up-over-me look.
To stick them on the bag, you'll need special fabric glue and some toothpics.
Step 1. Position the gems
It's important to map out your entire pattern before you start gluing.
Play around with the crystals until you're happy with the pattern, then leave it as is.
It's a good idea to take a picture in case you accidentally knock over the beads.
Step 2. Gluing the pearls
Use a toothpick to apply a bit of glue to the back of the jewel, then press it firmly onto the bag.
Repeat one by one, until you've gone from left to right. Try not to disturb the other pearls while you're doing this as you may mess up the pattern.
The finished bag
Leave the glue to dry overnight and then your clutch is ready to show off. It's as simple as that!
This is a great way to either repurpose old clutches or create new ones on a budget. You could even stick gems on a perspex pouch for a trendy SS14 accessory.
Made one yourself? Tweet us the results @handbagcom
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