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Metal Accented Designer Handbag

Create a metal accented designer handbag from this step-by-step guide.


  • AMACO ArtEmboss Peel ’n Stick Metal Accent Sheets — Style of Choice
  • AMACO WireForm WireRod Modeling Wire — 1/8" Soft Aluminum
  • AMACO Fun Wire — 22 Gauge Clear/Silver
  • AMACO Rub ‘n Buff — Ebony
  • Cigar Box Shaped Purse — Judy’s Stone House Designs
  • Textured Paper — Crocodile Pattern — Fibermark
  • Misc. Silver and Black Beads — Halcraft
  • Curiously Sticky Double Sided Tape — Halcraft
  • Beading Wire — Halcraft
  • Crimp Beads — Halcraft
  • Drill


  1. Apply tape to outside of entire purse. Apply paper to tape. Smooth out wrinkles and air bubbles.
  2. Cut out corners from pre-embossed Peel ’n Stick Metal Accent Sheet. Cut out strips. Apply Rub ‘n Buff® to all.
  3. Apply corner stickers to all corners. Wrap border strips around each foot and trim if necessary.
  4. Cut two 6" pieces of WireForm WireRod Modeling Wire. Create a large loop at top and a small loop at end going the opposite way. Repeat with second wire. Place together and lay onto purse. Mark drill holes with pen. Drill. Secure heart with Clear/Silver Fun Wire™.
  5. Create two loops for sides of purse. Mark holes and drill. Secure with Fun Wire™.
  6. Create two loops from Modeling Wire. Secure these together by wrapping with Fun Wire™ and set aside.
  7. Cut a 24" piece of beading wire. Wrap beading wire around the loop on the side of purse. Add crimp bead. String beads to end, finish by wrapping wire around loops created earlier and crimping to secure. Repeat for other side. Inside of purse may be painted or completed to look like outside of purse.

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