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My DIY Guitar Strap Purses and Jewel Bits

Posted on: August 22, 2016

My Dear Readers , thanks to the fast shipping of Amazon 

and my realizing that I could actually use some heavy duty 

velcro that I had on hand, I was able to complete my purse renovations 

as soon as the straps were delivered today.  


This denim shade of blue purse was a cross body one that I had thrifted, 

so it was easy to just snip of the original handle and thread it through 

the rings and velcro  the guitar strap on.  

I think this definitely has the 70’s retro feel , 

I am dubbing this one, “Flower Power”  

Here is the link for this strap, but the blue one is sold out, it comes in pink or yellow. 


This one was a little tougher because this navy purse was the first purse 

I bought myself after years of carrying diaper bags…. Remember I had 

4 children 4.5 years apart each , so purses were not a part of my life for quite awhile. 

Of course, I have made up for that now!  

So after I cringed for a moment, I cut the strap and again used the rings on the purse . 

I have to say this one really warms my heart…this fun print has orange and reds in it.

Here is the link for this strap, Check out it’s name , I love that!  

PS I loaded this purse up with things I would typically carry to test the velcro and it was fine.

I really enjoyed my membership to Just FAb which bills itself as a shoe site where you pay $39.95 monthly for shoes, but I used it for purses, since I require better footwear for my 50 year old body, lol

I have plenty of purses now and found myself skipping a bunch of months,and got to thinking I should cancel and find something else to try.  

That lead to me to Jewel Bits, I chose this one as they advertised better quality pieces valuing $125 for as little as $33… While I don’t know about that based on what I got, I do think it is decent quality costume jewelry pieces and am pleased with my first month.  


It arrived in a box with cute pink bags for each piece..

They offer 3 different types and the great thing is that you can go to your

profile and change it up any time you’d like.  

The three types are

Boho Babe

Glam Gal

Classic Chick

In looking at the options and examples of jewelry I was drawn to the Classic Chick.


This is a long tassel necklace and if you read my blog at all,

you know I talk all the time about the importance of longer

necklaces in my style to create a vertical line to draw the eye.  

I  love this very soft teal color and will definitely find a way to wear this one.


I actually liked this one a lot , a modern take on pearls in a shorter bib necklace.  

Pearls always make me think of my mother and grandmother and I look forward to wearing this,. 

I may perhaps layer it with a strand of my mother’s pearls.  


Matching earrings.. Of course I don’t match necklace and earrings in sets to wear them, 

but I do like these and can see myself adding them to a gold necklace. 


And last , but certainly not least, in fact this is my favorite piece and I 

have actually worn it already.  

I like that it is delicate yet a wide enough bracelet that it stands well on it’s own 

on my arm and doesn’t need an arm party.  

I am looking forward to seeing what surprises are in next month’s box.  


I am grateful for a little bit cooler temperatures as the feel likes have been 100 or more and with our humidity, it is suffocating..

I am grateful that tomorrow I am going on a trip to Williamsburg Prime Outlets for a Girl’s Day Out! 

I am grateful to my daughter who is like a little elf , straightening up after I go to sleep since she is a night owl. 

I am grateful for only one more Sunday night dedicated to my son’s Summer league. I am looking forward to the two he starts in early September, the homeschool one on Wednesday and the Saturday one as well.  

I am grateful to my niece for telling me about a favorite Tropical Smoothie flavor that is on the kids menu , which I changed up a bit and it was fabulous!   

In case you are wondering it’s Orange Crush and it tastes like a dreamsicle. 

The original had Orange Juice , but here is how I made it. 

Vanilla Whey Protein Power

Almond/ Coconut Blend Milk

Greek Yogurt 

Mandarin Oranges 

Orange Extract

PS I made it first without Yogurt , but it was too sweet tasting from the vanilla whey powder, two large spoonfuls of yogurt fixed that right up!   Don’t ask me amounts cause I am a free spirit who just wings it , so I could never write a food blog, lol 


2 Responses to "My DIY Guitar Strap Purses and Jewel Bits"

Have a fun time on your girl’s shopping trip, Tracey!!
I think what you are doing with the guitar straps is a fabulous way to recycle old purses—many times it’s the straps that show the wear, so this is perfect!!

Thank you! it was fun to remake them even though they were both in great shape. I just like the boho element to wear with crossbody purses on a solid top.

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