Imagine all that stuff you are supposed to carry around with you the whole day but you don´t have a bag big enough.
Am I the only one who wanted Marry Poppins´ bag where you can fit all the things that you want and the bag doesn´t even look big?
Well, not only did I find that bag, but I MADE it!!!
… and I made it even prettier with Swarovski crystals at one of the creative workshops at Swarovski Crystal World.
I had so much fun and it was a great thing to do with a friend, though I don´t think either of us was particularly skilled, creative or very patient (try placing tiny gems with tweezers…).
But I was amazed how prepared the other participants were (and yes, there was even a man!) and how beautiful all the designs turned out.
Once you are done with placing the gems (two hours… but turned out to be quite meditative) on a silicon mat, you put clear film on it to grasp all the gems, then place it on the fabric of your soon-to-be bag (at this point it is a giant scarf) and your design gets hot-pressed on the fabric. So basically your gems are glued to the fabric.
So now I have a beautiful scarf with a sparkling tree on it… what now?
I call the beautiful Somi to help you knot the scarf into a lovely (and very practical) bag.
I got so over excited; I even made one for my sister.
There are so many possibilities in knotting a scarf. For every occasion there is a knot and therefore a bag. Somi even uses it as a gift wrap.
In case you want to feel like a little princess (or prince) playing around with beautiful sparkling crystals (I used the ones designed for a Christian Dior collection in the 1960ies) and know how to create your own bag and need more information, please check out the following links: