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

Our Sellers

Need a gift for her?  Below are artisans/handbag makers who make clutches using my fine metal purse frames.  Please check them out!  Please know that I provide this only as a service to you.  Handbag makers do not pay me fees to be listed here, or vice versa, and I have no preference from one over another.  Please click the shop name or photo to go directly to the seller.   **Due to the uniqueness and hand-made feature of these clutches, shops and items for sale will vary throughout the seasons.  Some shops may be closed temporarily due to vacation.**

Note that these are all lovingly handmade by artisans and fine craftswomen.  No two are exactly alike and each seller has her own style.  You will find many colors, fabrics, styles, and price points.   You are buying directly from the maker and many will do custom orders.

****NOTE:  If you want someone to make a clutch for you, please contact any of my sellers and inquire.  They will gladly make custom orders!****

We all know how cheap and generic purse frames can be, but with all these artisans listed, you can find clutches made from my fine metal purse frames that have a special 2-coat process that will protect the life of your clutch.  These artisans value the fine qualities of the finest purse frames, the finest fabrics (eg. silks, vintage fabrics that you just can’t find anywhere), and using the highest level of skill and craftsmanship.   Just look for clutches that mention using fine metal purse frames that are “Trademarked to and Khuong LLC.”

  •  Handmade clutches using fabulous fabrics, including elegant, classic, whimsical, fun, colorful and unique patterns for everyday use or special occasions!

  •  Finest eco-friendly materials handcrafted using original designs, great attention to detail and unique finishing touches.

  •  Lulu Caswell Designs offers unique clutches, made mostly from upcycled or remnant materials, to ensure that uniqueness is priority.

  •  Amarie is a collection of handmade handbags that can be used everyday or made custom for weddings and special occasions.

  • We have a passion for handmade items and we hope to offer you a beautiful selection of accessories that will add style and the personal touch you are looking for.

  •  Eclectic, unique, and handmade in Columbus, Ohio – we dabble in everything and anything we feel up to trying- check out our current accessories and housewares!

  •  Handmade in our Zaum studio, all our purses and clutches made with nickel-free frames(TM) are made with 100% organic cotton, in both solids and prints.

  •  Sophisticated and classic handmade clutches created from high quality fabrics that are perfect for formal events, everyday living, or as a unique gift from bridesmaids.

  • Beautifully handcrafted designer fabric and leather clutches, wristlets, wallets and handbags that is great for everyday use, night on the town, or as bridesmaid gifts!

  • J & EM Clutch Co. features one of a kind handmade luxurious silk and satin clutches with unique floral, ribbon, and pearl embellishments.

  • Collection of couture bridal and evening purses, clutches and handbags in a variety of colors and designs.

  •  Petite Vintage specializes in handbags that are a fun and fabulous combination of unique vintage treasures and current styles and design trends.

Gutermann Glue Pretty in Pink: NEW Hemline Fabric, Craft, General Adhesive 30g

The ONLY U.S. SUPPLIER of the famed Gutermann Creativ HT2 Textile Glue 30g, the only glue that I recommend to make clutches with my metal purse frames. Unfortunately, Gütermann glue changed their formula from solvent based to water based and so the original formula is no longer available. I’m now the ONLY U.S. SUPPLIER of Hemline Fabric, Craft, General Adhesive 30g. It’s almost identical to the original Gütermann glue. In fact, it comes with the exact same instructions as the Gütermann except for the glue name change. I suspect of bureaucratic costs and long drawn out legal matters contributed to the change. My Gütermann rep recommends and will only supply me Hemline adhesive to replace the original Gütermann and nothing else. I’m confident that you will love the Hemline glue.

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It will be packaged SECURELY and shipped QUICKLY from here in the U.S. The glue is only sold to US customers due to shipping and customs regulations. Price INCLUDES Priority Mail shipping in the US.

**International shipping of  glue is prohibited due to Customs regulations.**

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1 tube of Hemline glue – $17.79 ships Priority Mail. ($10.99 + $6.80 shipping)

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2 tubes of Hemline glue – $26.80 ships Priority Mail. ($20.00 + $6.80 shipping)

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4 tubes of Hemline glue – $50.35 ships Priority Mail. ($38.00 + $12.35 shipping)

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6 tubes of Hemline glue – $67.45 ships Priority Mail. ($54 + 13.45 shipping)

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9 tubes of Hemline glue – $94.45 ships Priority Mail. ($81.00 + 13.45 shipping)

*For bigger amount, the rate is $9 per tube + shipping.  Please feel free to contact me at if interested in any other quantity that’s not listed. I can fit a lot of tubes in a medium flat rate box.  See the actual boxes and dimensions here.

About Me

image4 My name is Thy, pronounced “T”, mom of 2 terrific boys and owner of Honeybees & Dragonflies LLC dba H&D LLC ©2012 in Ohio. Originally, this shop came into existence under Khuong LLC ©2001 (incorporated in NJ). Our most popular frames are created with our very own process, and are made of coated Nickel-free metal™. Other creations include the Perfect Fit 6™ u-channel width and special finishes in Duskcoat Gunmetal™ and GoldenLock™, all of which are proprietary and are copyrighted & trademarked to Khuong LLC ©2009, Whilebabynaps ©2009 and H&D LLC ©2012.
As a frame designer, I draw inspiration from the fashion industry and things around me. I love fashion! Whether in clothing, jewelry or accessories, I can’t get enough of it. I sell to professionals, hobbyists and novices alike. I also offer wholesale pricing with volume discounts for my fine frames at I hope this webstore will inspire your creative outlet and empower you to go into business for yourself.

My mission is to support and empower women one clutch at a time.


Thy Khuong

Metal Purse Frames

Please scroll down to view the entire catalog. Cart will pop up in the right-hand bar as you Add to Cart! :)
When you buy more than one item, I combine shipping: any excess shipping over $1 will be refunded to you when it’s shipped via your account with Paypal that you used. These shipping amounts are merely estimates.

For testimonials of customer service, product quality, shipping refunds promptly … go here.

Shipping is from Ohio. Each frame is individually wrapped in plastic bags to ensure against metal scratching against metal.

*For orders of 5-200 frames, shipping is via USPS Priority Mail as this is the most value-saving shipping method

*For orders over 200 frames, I will email you via your Paypal email to discuss shipment rates, transit times, and prices with UPS Ground.

If you prefer other carriers (DHL, FedEx), please email me I can use your business shipping account # as well.

The catalogue contains the following sizes and finishes as listed below. Volume discount per size/style.

In nickel-free:

  • 12 x 3.5 kisslock closure
  • 10 x 3 kisslock closure
  • 10 x 3 kisslock closure with loops
  • 8 x 3 kisslock closure
  • 8 x 3 kisslock closure with loops
  • 8 x 3 EleganceLock(TM) closure
  • 8 x 3 EleganceLock(TM) closure with loops
  • 6 x 3 kisslock closure
  • 6 x 3 kisslock closure with loops
  • 4.5 x 3 kisslock closure
  • 3 x 1.5 kisslock closure –
  • 14.5-inch nickel-free purse chain(TM) with lobster claws closures
  • 45.5-inch nickel-free purse chain(TM) with lobster claws closures

Special Finishes:

  • 8 x 3 antique brass kisslock closure
  • 8 x 3 antique brass kisslock closure with loops
  • 10 x 3 DuskCoat Gunmetal(TM) kisslock closure
  • 8 x 3 DuskCoat Gunmetal(TM) kisslock closure
  • 8 x 3 GoldenLock(TM) kisslock closure
  • 9 x 3 GoldenLock(TM) kisslock closure with loops
  • 10 x 3 GoldenLock(TM) kisslock closure
  • 15-inch antique brass purse chain with lobster claw closures
  • 45-inch antique brass purse chain with lobster claw closures
  • 15-inch GoldenLock(TM) purse chain with lobster claw closures

All 6×3, 8×3 and 10×3 frames are designed with the Perfect Fit 6(TM) u-channel design.

About my Perfect Fit 6(TM) frames: Designed with the “PERFECT FIT 6(TM)” to be the ideal width of the U-channel to make your clutches. This was designed to be used with a wide range of fabrics and interface.