From casual to dressy, a rhinestone embellished purse, handbag or clutch is an option over one that is plain. This style was only used for special occasions, since they were decorated. There are many different sizes and shapes as you can see in the pictures. They can have very little decor or made with plenty of it, along with colors and styles for every taste.
Anything goes and it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks as long as you are comfortable with your choice. It is a style that will always be around. You can have a couple of decorations on your handbag keeping it subtle, or have larger areas covered to give it a more blingy look.
Several Decoration Options Available
There are many different materials that these decorations are made of for example, beads, sequins, stones, rivets, studs, rhinestones and more, can be made from glass, crystals, metal, acrylic, wood, straw, plastic, felt, anything is possible. The decorations can be dressed up or down. There are bags of sequins where you can add them individually, and also strands of sequins that you can place as a border around the handbag or on the strap, as seen in the images I took from the craft store.
There are strands of beads or pearls that you can remove easily individually to add anywhere, using a single color, or a variety of them stitching them on in groups or alone. You can see the many colors available here, I didn’t take a picture of all of them, there are so many.
Your handbags can be purchased already embellished, or you can decorate them on your own by purchasing kits and applying them yourself. They can be applied by pushing into the fabric and folding the metal spikes on the other side, by gluing on or by using tools to apply them, as seen in the images below. The first one is of three packages of steel buttons and the other one is 2 separate kits that you can buy to attach the steel buttons or rivets.
Rivets and studs have two pieces, and can be applied by hand or by using a metal tool that hammers them together. All you have to do is mark on the fabric where they are to be placed before hand, having them ready to apply. Beads, sequins and stones that already have pre-made holes in them can be sewn on. Styles without these holes can be glued on with a special fabric glue that you can find at craft stores or retail outlets that carry these supplies. The choices for shapes, sizes, color and materials are endless.
Always in Style Year Round
Embellished handbags will always be in style regardless of the season, occasion or how you decide to dress for that day or night. They can dress up a plain, casual outfit or a t-shirt and jeans to attending a special occasion like a wedding.
Beach bags, backpacks, duffel bags, baby bags etc, are other bags that can be bought already decorated or you can do it yourself. As long as it suits your taste for the occasion. It is nice to have a variety of styles whether plain or embellished, the choices are out there to discover.
Click on Women’s Purses and Handbags for more information about them, to read and shop for men’s click on Men’s Bags and Accessories. The option to shop for both are to the right on my sidebar where I have several merchants listed.
Unless otherwise stated, the bags for this article I chose from various merchants for the specific style I needed to write this article.