Thursday, December 16, 2010

Purple and Blue Beaded Bag

Purse back, prior to embellishment and sewing.
 


Close-up of beading.
 


Internal pockets...made from the top flaps.
 


Front with flower and button closure.
 


I have a friend who has highly unique sense of style...

...who most always has on something interesting in clothing, jewelry, or footwear.

So, I have to say that it was really fun...

...designing and making a purse for her this Christmas!

I drew a resist pattern with a wide, triangular bottom...

...and chose purple for the bag body, and blue for the handle.

This purse has integrated handles...

...like a purse that I made in the Spring.

I made flower designs on the felt using sari silk and wool tops...

...and later, beaded the flower centers and embroidered around the closure.

I was delighted to be able to incorporate gifts from my friend, Sally Anne in this bag...

...a bright pink wool dread (which I anchored into the purse during felting), and a punch-cut wool flower.

The wool dread loops over the button...

...and secures the bag's contents.

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6 comments:

Vicki W said...

It's lovely!

krex said...

Looks lovely and I'm sure she will appreciate the effect (even if she doesn't exactly know how much work you put into each detail .)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Vicki and krex!!

Pink Knitter said...

Love the style of the bag & the color & the details & the ....

Your friend will be thrilled!

Sally Anne said...

What a beautiful bag, your friend will love it, I know.
Such a kind and generous lady you are. I hope you and your lovely family have a wonderful Christmas.

Heather Woollove said...

Sally--It's been fun thinking of different ways to use the great gifts that you sent. Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!