Home made bag/purse handle tutorial
Here is a nifty little idea I have been tossing about.
I have seen similar handles up for sale on the internet,
but knowing I had all the supplies on hand I decided to make my own handles.
The one thing I did not have on hand was 16 guage wire,
which would have been more flexible to work with and a better guage for some of the beads and findings I have on hand.
So I used coat hanger wire, but believe, me I would not use it again.
It does make for a strong handle though.
Cut you wire to length
I read some where that the length of your finished handle should measure about 13 inches in length, allowing extra for turning ends in.
I have made mine a little longer here as I know I will need extra length to work off a nice finish, since the coat hanger wire is not so flexible.
Here is the finished handle, both ends have been turned in and the excess wire has been cut off for a nice finish.
I may attach some half circle wire hoops to the ends of the handles, for attaching to a bag, or attach directly into the finished loops above.
Next thing I need to do is make the bag.