Are you looking for the perfect accessories to enhance your “Me-made” ensemble? Now, you can update your basics with Mood’s newly added couture appliques! Try adding these stunning hand-beaded beauties to bags, shoes, hats, and more. With beetles and dragonflies, to name a few, the vibrant and bold jewel tones transition beautifully from season to season. Let us know your favorites and how you plan to style them in the comments below!
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Important Tips Before You Begin:
- Make sure your workspace has proper ventilation. An exhaust fan and open windows will work best
- Wear a face mask to avoid inhalation
- Safety gloves should be worn to prevent the glue from coming in contact with the skin.
The surface should be clean and free of dirt or debris for best results. Use a dry towel to clean the surface of your shoes and bag.
Once you remove the applique from the packing, some cardboard may still be attached to the backing. Use an Exacto knife to scrape and remove it carefully. Before applying the applique, test the size of the area. Once you have decided on the position you like, use chalk or disappearing ink to trace the outline of the applique.
Make sure you are wearing your mask and gloves. Next, apply a coat of E6000 glue to the backing of the applique. Use a toothpick to spread the glue to the edges of the applique. Place the applique where you previously marked for precision. Press and hold the applique in place for at least 3mins.
Allow for drying and curing 24 hours before use. Then, enjoy your wearing your newly updated accessories!