I just love ingenuity. Today's #Handbag Monday guest is amazing historical writer Elizabeth Essex. She is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Reckless Brides series of historical romances for St. Martin’s Press.
A while back, she stunned with her take on a new handbag. Let's take a peek:
Generally peaking, I’m not a handbag person. My way into this particular portion of Vicki’s closet is through my overwhelming and sometimes, overreaching love of shoes.
You see, I found these beauties—Kate Spade’s New York series ‘Licorice Too’ pumps—at a discount store and had to have them. They go with almost every cocktail dress in my closet because of their multi-colored glitter finish.
But once I had the shoes, I felt myself very much in need of an equally spectacular purse. And because I had already splurged on the shoes, I decided I had to get crafty. I found an old, hardly-ever-used clutch at the back of my closet, pulled out the bottle of Mod Podge and mixed up a batch of many-colored glitter.
I used a one-inch paint brush to layer on a sticky coat of Mod Podge with the glitter mixed in, but after three layers I had exactly what I wanted—a glamorous, unique clutch to wear to the RITA Awards ceremony at the Romance Writers of America’s national convention.
I’m already thinking of what I should glitter up next. :)
As the one who saw Ms. Essex on her way to the ceremony, I can add she looked delightful and had a perfect match!!
A SCANDAL TO REMEMBER: a story of shipwreck and betrayal that will be available August 26, 2014.
Buy Link: A Scandal to Remember
Find Ms. Essex at: Website
Thank you, Ms. Essex, for being with me today. May all your handbag days be merry and bright. Hugs.