The Clam Shell is about creative embellishments and I had a great time cross stitching, embroidering with Clover’s Kantan beading tool and needle punching designs on one with Clover’s Needle Punch tool. I made two using designer fabrics and turned them into evening clutches with a closure and fancy button. We have made one with needlepoint and needle felting using our Needle Felting Pen and our needle felting moulds. With embroidery work whether by hand or using Clover’s Kantan beading tool or the twilling processes you can work holiday related designs on your Clam Shells.
The gold fashion material was made into an evening clutch using the large template. I added a cord and button for closure.
If you can think it up you can make it using this quick and simple product.
One technique I came across that has been around a very long time and is a form of needle lace is TWILLING. I fell in love with the finished look and of course had to purchase a kit to get myself started. I have fallen in love with “twilling” and am using it to embellish our latest Clam Shell. Twilling is a series of “needle lace knots” that make lovely embellishments.
I am finishing the twilling and am anxious to put it together
Can’t wait to hear about your the new Clam Shells .
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