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Know your Frame!

Finished clutches in my studio

Are your frames NICKEL-FREE? Worried about lead?

Does the ppm of LEAD in your metal purse frames meet the U.S.’s allowable standard?

My metal frames are both nickel-free and meets the allowable standard for lead content. Know where your frames are from. Mine are made from my own molds, trademarked to my company Khuong LLC, and shipped from New Jersey.

Hypoallergenic, itch and rash-free. Made of iron in a nickel-free finish with a protective coating that is good for anyone with a sensitivity to nickel.

KNOW YOUR METALS!  My fine nickel-free purse frame(TM) are made of iron with a nickel-free** finish. Why is this good?

1.The metal purse frame is made of iron with a nickel-free finish.
2.It is good for people with nickel sensitivity:  it’s hypoallergenic, itch and rash resistant.
3.It has a 2-coat protective coating that allows fingerprints to wipe off with ease unlike those with a 1-coat finish.
4.It is tested for lead and meets the US’s Environmental Protection guidelines.
5.The nickel-free finish is white-silver in appearance and is best described as looking like sterling silver.
**It is trademarked to and Khuong LLC.

I use a nickel-free coating process that is also used to coat expensive fine jewelry.  (Yes, my work as a jeweler helps!) So yes, my trademarked nickel-free process is better for you if you have a nickel sensitivity BUT my frames also look white silver in appearance (resembling .925 sterling silver without ever tarnishing) instead of the gray tone rampant in generic nickel frames.

Metal: Iron

Finish: Nickel-free coating

Packing: Individually wrapped in a plastic wrap by me!

Peace of mind! You are getting it here in the US., shipped from my home studio in New Jersey. Should you have any problems, I can send a replacement within 2-3 days, or an immediate refund.

I hand-inspect each one BEFORE shipping: each frame is re-opened and re-closed — by me one last time — to ensure they open and close properly before they are individually wrapped in their own plastic bag so that the metals don’t rub up during shipment. —>Since I offer an unconditional 30-day money-back, no-hassle return or exchange (your choice) I must have 100% confidence that my frames are of the highest quality.

**Handbag makers my nickel-free metal purse frames can market their finished handbags as “made with a nickel-free metal frame(TM)” but please also use “Nickel free purse frame(TM) is a trademark of WhileBabyNaps.Etsy.Com and Khuong LLC.”**

These “nickel-free metal purse frames(TM)” can be purchased at or



  1. Hi,
    I have a question:
    I purchased a handmade leather bag on Etsy and it says in the details that they use your frame (it’s a kiss-lock frame). Now, after 1 year of using the bag, the frame has severly lost it’s coating and looks terrible; is that “normal’? The maker says it’s my own fault (I should have wiped it after each use?!)
    Thank you.

    Comment by A | July 10, 2015 | Reply

  2. It’s not easy to find such perfectly written information on this topic. Great Work!

    Sterling Silver Photo Frames

    Comment by sterlingsilverframe | October 30, 2014 | Reply

  3. Valuable info. Fortunate me I found your web site bby chance, and I’m stunned why
    this coincidence didn’t happened earlier! I bookmarked

    Comment by Cathryn | September 24, 2014 | Reply

  4. I make knitted handbags which I then felt by washing in hot water. I would like to start making coin purses and eyeglass frame purses. Do you recommend your purse frames for this application? Also, how will the
    Gutermann glue work on felted fabric?

    Comment by Ana Luisa | February 11, 2013 | Reply

    • Felted fabric can get bulky especially when you have 2 layers of it together. If your lining is thinner, I think it can work. Your challenge is to get a pattern that will be the correct size once it is felted and there is some shrinkage from the process. The glue will work on felted fabric though. If you want to try, I recommend trying on a larger frame like the 8×3 so that the larger scale will let you play around with it and finnesse your pattern.

      Comment by Winn | February 15, 2013 | Reply

  5. Just ordered my first kit yesterday I purchased the ten inch large clutch complete kit! Wish me luck ladies if this goes well I will be joining you guys in business!!! Lol!

    Comment by Donecia Collins | September 5, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you and GOOD LUCK to you. You may not know it, but the phenomena of “taste uncertainty” is the reason why banding together with like shops will actually increase your chance of having a sale. (That’s why we see car dealerships all next to, or near, each other. That’s why malls are successful: we go there because we know we need an evening dress for that dinner party, but we’re not sure what color, size, or style so we hit the mall where there are many like shops to choose from.) You can read more here on my previous post.

      Comment by Winn | September 10, 2012 | Reply

  6. I was wondering if anybody teaches how to make covered frame purses, you knoe the kind where the frame except for the lock is covered by the fabric or leather?

    Comment by Donecia Collins | August 25, 2012 | Reply

    • I don’t have a pattern for that one … yet! 😉

      Comment by Winn | August 26, 2012 | Reply

  7. My thoughts run along the lines of what a shame I’m in the U.K!

    Comment by Anonymous | August 23, 2012 | Reply

    • We ship to the UK. 🙂

      Comment by Winn | August 24, 2012 | Reply

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