It's been quiet here recently because we've had some health issues in our family, but hopefully we overcame the troubles and that will allow me to post new things more regularly again.
So this is the bag I started weeeks ago (I even posted a sneak-peek on Instagram) and finally it is finished along with the photos to share.
I also finished another project in the meantime, but I will post it another time as this one is totally new and the other one is similar to something I made before.
This bag was almost like a training field for using my new universal hand-press to apply all the rivets. Well, practice makes perfect ;)
I decided to play about with the pink car seatbelt tape and created loops that are attached with rivets around the bag. They look like some sort of petals. I think it is quite a cute effect and possibly I will explore this kind of surface decoration in the future. Punching a hole in a dense weave of the tape was quite challenging as I only have a hand puncher for now. Hopefully, I will slowly build up a collection of setting dies for my hand press. Punching a hole using the press would be much easier and more accurate.
The outer material that I used for this bag is Washpapa* printed with a UV print with one of the designs by Justyna Anna Smółka, who collaborated with the company that makes the paper. Justyna designed different collections and they are available here.
This pattern is from collection 'Kanapy' (Sofas) and I think it is very unusual. Actually, those spinning sofas inspired the round shape of the bag. And the size of the bag was determined by the fact that I wanted to display as much pattern as possible.
The bag is fully lined with a pink waterproof lining, but I always struggle with photographing the bag interiors and also it was getting cold, so we had to rush our photoshoot and I skipped that one.
I also hope you like my fascinator made of the pink seatbelt tape ;) It was literally five-minute crafts in the morning after I realised I needed something to finish my pink 'flamingo look'.
* Washpapa is a leather like material but made entirely from cruelty-free ingredients: paper and latex. It can be washed and won't dissolve like ordinary paper. In fact, it is a very durable material. It will crease and age within time like leather.