Monday, February 18, 2008

Using a 'Brad' closure

I have made a bag! In looking for an excellent closure, I found the amazing 'brad': it felt right. For those of you who have never used this form of closure before, here is a tutorial, so that you don't find yourself frustrated or ripping and tearing at your new heirloom quality purse :)
1. To fasten, bring your thumb firmly up uder the bast of the metal, with your forefinger and middle finger as anchors on top of the bag flap above.
2. Steep the round metal bulb into the center of the hole and push up with your thumb until it clicks ( albeit soundlessly ) into place.
3. to remove, push on the metal bulb with your thumb, your forefinger and middle finger poised underneath the bag flap to lift it as you push.

There you have it. Here are some pictures to demonstrate :)


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Anonymous said...

My mouth dropped when I saw this handbag for the first time (actually on Etsy)! You are a true genious....master craftsperson! The bag is beyond the word "gorgeous"! I wish there were a better word. I will be buying one of your bags soon! These other handbag brands are a joke compared to your craftsmanship! Good job!