Hardware stores might be an unconventional place to search for DIY materials, but that’s exactly why I love scoping out the aisles of Home Depot and Lowe’s. There’s always a lot of interesting, inexpensive supplies that hold so much potential. Some of my favorite past projects featuring hardware supplies included the Hardware Chevron Clutch, Stone Filled Metal Bracelet and the Metal & Pearl Necklace.
For one of my most recent eHow Style projects, the Metallic Geometric Clutch, I used aluminum foil tape to add a triangle pattern on a plain H&M clutch. Foil tape is very thick, as it is used for applications needed to resist heat, moisture, etc. Apparently, it makes a great embellishment as well.