February 2011 Archive

Handmade Candy Wrapper Purse, Recycled Magazine Purses

Have you ever wanted to have a purse that no one else had?  What about having a 1 of a Kind Purse.

Well these adorable purses are handmade, and are one of a kind.  No 2 are alike.  These are sometimes called Mexican Purses, Candy Wrapper Purses, Prison Art Purses…..the names go on and on.

However, these are made using wrapping paper, & recycled magazines.  These are not flimsy purses.  These are all hand-cut, then individually laminated.  They are then hand woven together.  From there they are hand stitched together, inside and out to make them even stronger.  Zippers are sewn in, along with a zipper attachment.

And the price is even better.  If you were to buy the designer brand of these types of purses, you could easily pay over $100.00.  However, since I don’t employ anyone other than myself, I only sell these at a fraction of the cost.

Don’t get me wrong, they are very labor intensive, and take many, many hours to complete.  But I find it fun and relaxing to create different styles of these purses

Currently I only have 3 purses for sale, but will be adding more.

1.  Fashionista Large Cheetah Print Handbag

2.  Fashionista Small Cheetah Print coin purse.

3.  Pop Culture Small Coin Purse

To find these handmade purses you can visit my store at Etsy.com

To find brand new items and accessories, you can visit my online store at MyCornerCafeStudio.com