Metal is darn expensive. That man Hank Rearden was obviously on to something when he built his business around it. But let’s not discuss Ayn Rand because I have become rusty, books-wise.
What I’m trying to say is I have officially made a bag with materials more expensive than what I’d usually be willing to pay for. And yes, the metal materials* were the costly parts.
For months now, I have been wanting to own a chain strap bag. I am aware that they are wildly trendy so I resolved to making my own. I don’t exactly want to have a bag that looks like any other chain and quilted Chanel knock-off girls are carrying around these days. I also did not like the idea of buying some knock-off that costs more than the value of two brand new novels**.
Little did I know that the materials of the bag I was planning to make will be expensive, as far as going DIY goes. Oh well. The important thing is I love, LOVE my bag.
In a totally related note, there is something about the way I arranged the studs that reminds me of a cat smiling. Or a, uh…person’s behind?
*Chain was originally a necklace. Hence, the not so very friendly price tag.
And one stud costs more than a peso. Who knew?
**This is how I measure if something at the mall is worth buying.