Retired - Collapsible Butterfly Purse Hanger

Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Tired of putting your lovely purse on a dirty floor? We have a solution! This handy purse hanger which attaches to a tables edge and suspends your purse above the ground, keeping it clean and easy to access.

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

  1. Check out this video for a complete step-by-step video tutorial on making this pretty accessory!
  2. Using a pair of scissors, cut out the large round butterfly on your collage sheet. Gently place it on top of the bezel setting attached to the purse hanger. You just want to make sure it will fit when you glue it and that you have an idea for the orientation of the image compared to the hook. If it looks a little big, gently trim it down.
  3. Spread a layer of Nunn glue on the backside of your cut-out butterfly image, making sure the glue goes all the way to the edges. Flip over and press into the bezel setting. Let dry for 20 minutes.
  4. Using a paint brush, paint on an even layer of Nunn Sealant over the top of the image, making sure to go all the way to the edges. Let dry for 20 minutes and then repeat with another layer of sealant. Let dry again and repeat with a 3rd layer of sealant. All these layers will help prevent any discoloration of your image when you add the resin on top.
  5. After the sealer is completely dry, fill your bezel half way with Gel du Soliel UV resin. Let sit for a few minutes to see if any bubbles arise. If bubbles become present, carefully pop them with a sharp needle. Place into the UV light for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove your purse hanger from the UV light and fill the bezel up to the top rim but not going over. After checking for bubbles, return to the UV light again for another 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the UV light and you now have 2 choices: you can be done and it looks great! OR if you want a slightly domed appearance, squeeze several drops of UV resin into the middle of your bezel, directly on top of your previous layers. You are going to need to have the surface tension work with you to help dome the resin. Keep adding drops to the middle until you have about a nickel size amount. At this point, use the tip of your UV resin bottle as an applicator to push the resin towards the sides of the round. Gently work your way around the circle, pushing the resin towards all the edges at an even rate. Less is more with this process, so start out slow. If you sense that you do not have enough resin, add a few more drops to the middle and continue to push outward. Do not add the drops to the edge.
  8. Once you are happy with your doming, check for any bubbles, remove them, and CAREFULLY transfer to the UV light. When you carry it to the UV light, make sure to hold it completely level and not at a tilt, we don't want to spill the resin. Let cure in the UV light for 20 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XTL-9537 - Nunn Design Collage Sheet Various Butterflies For Scrapbook - Fits Patera
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1031 - Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1032 - Nunn Design Sealant Protectant 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1017 - Gel Du Soleil UV Epoxy Dimensional Gloss for Crafts & Jewelry 0.3 Fl. Oz.
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-1510 - Lisa Pavelka Magic Gloss 9 watt UV Resin Curing Light
Additional Information
Ingredients XTL-1031, XTL-1017,

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You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
/ Package | SKU: XTL-1031
Gel Du Soleil UV Epoxy Dimensional Gloss for Crafts & Jewelry 0.3 Fl. Oz.
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 3 Fl. oz.
$12.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1017
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Tools and Other Supplies:

/ Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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