Accents by Ali Kill

Accents by Ali Kill

Victoria, BC, Canada

  • Joined: Jul 14, 2011
  • Last Online: Apr 19, 2012
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Classic Clutches and Literary Lampshades

Handmade Store: Accents by Ali Kill

CLASSIC CLUTCHES

My Classic Clutches start with old book covers. I collect old, unwanted books from garage sales, consignment stores, library discards, fund-raising ventures etc. For very old books, I check to see if they are rare or valuable in any way prior to re-purposing them - I won't turn a rare or very valuable book into a clutch! The interior purse is sewn from fabric that I've chosen for each classic clutch, and is removable. I finish each clutch with custom designed handles, using materials such as grosgrain ribbon, beads, buttons etc.

These are one of a kind designs. If you see something you like but it turns out to have been sold already, please email to let me know you're interested in a similar item.

I take custom orders for weddings, graduations etc. If you have a special occasion coming up and want a unique item for the bride and attendants, you can send me a swatch of the fabric(s) and I can match it to any number of books and fabrics.

If you have a special book or title you'd like made into a classic clutch, you can send it to me to transform into a clutch, or I can find a copy of the book to make into a clutch for you.

Please include details and I will send a quote for custom orders.

LITERARY LAMPSHADES

As I didn't want the pages from the books I've transformed into clutches to go into the landfill or for recycling, I began designing Literary Lampshades. Prior to applying the pages to the shade, I treat the lamp shade with a natural fire retardant. After I've affixed the pages to the lamp shade, I apply a minimum of three coats of lacquer. I finish the lamp shades by trimming them with ribbon, beads, feathers etc.

Please use a low wattage light bulb with your Literary Lampshades.

Cigar Box Purses

A good friend of mine builds cigar box guitars. He saw some of my classic clutches and thought I might like to give cigar box purses a try, so he sent me some vintage cigar boxes. These make stunning purses!

Ali
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Cigar Box Purse
Cigar Box Purse
$125.00 CAD
Literary Lampshade, "Emma" by Jane Austen
Literary Lampshade, "Emma" by Jane Austen
$135.00 CAD
Literary Lampshade #2
Literary Lampshade #2
$155.00 CAD
Classic Clutch #2
Classic Clutch #2
$195.00 CAD
Classic Clutch #4
Classic Clutch #4
$145.00 CAD
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Handmade Store: Accents by Ali Kill

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