OK -- this is what I am doing with crystals*.
I picked up several silk (?) flowers from Marshall Fields to put on a jelly purse for the summer. The flowers started
at $25 and some of the ones with crystals went up to $40. They were very nice. But let's face it, that is a "big
thing" for summer, 2004.
Found a "bush" of flowers at Michael's that looked very much the same (8 blossoms on it)-- on sale half
price for $5. Anyway, when I got them home, it was the identical same flower, without crystals, so I cut it off
the bush, put a pin backing on it similar to the way ones were done in the RTW, cut a short grograin ribbon with
velcro on each end to lap through the pin. I spent about 2 minutes putting several large and several of the smaller
crystals on the petals and velcro'ed it onto my purse.
*Interested in learning more about the crystals? Click here