Monday, August 31, 2009

TA-DA...DONE!








This is my final entry piece for the BJP. Of all the 12 pieces for this year challenge, this truly has been a challenge and has taken me the whole month to finish. It all started with a class at 1 stop bead shop here in Columbus. I got to take a class with Sherry Serafini's the beaded purse class. Well, after working on and off for this whole total month, it is DONE as of late last night. I was going to add fringe to the handle and sides but decided not to do that. It stands pretty much on its own. Oh and I DO plan to take this with me to the Bead Unique Retreat with me in Tahoe.

22 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Totally awe-some! It is absolutely beautiful and I know it was a tremendous amount of work. Oh how I wish I could see it in person!!

Laura K. Curtis said...

I love it I love it I love it!

Sandy said...

WOW! It's wonderful.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

abeadlady said...

Way to go, Dot! I look forward to seeing it in Tahoe.
Arline

GraceBeading said...

AMAZING Dot! You've really outdone yourself on this one, it's stunning, really nice work - I want to touch it, feel it's weight.

Dulcey said...

Oh, WOW, Dot! I love it! Excellent work, as always.

KV said...

Wow, this is incredible!!! You did a fantastic job on this, Dot.


Kathy V in NM

Artgalcrafts said...

HiDot
what a wonderful bag and did you only take a month?. I would take years. You deserve first prize anywhere.
Love this work just awesome
love
Elizabeth
XX

Judith said...

How absolutely wonderful.What a clever woman you are.Love your beading.

yvonne said...

What a beautiful piece of work. Wish I could touch it, I love the feel of beadwork.

Plays with Needles said...

Magnifico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You inspire me to create one myself...and I like the handle sans dangles...I want to see a pic of you carrying it!

beadbabe49 said...

Amazing amount of work to finish this beautiful bag! I'd say you should take it with you to every and any bead event you go to....it will stun them and they will all appreciate it!

Ellen said...

Totally studendous Dot!!!

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

FANTABULOUS ~~~~ what gorgeous work.
I just love it.

a2susan said...

Gorgeous! You are always such a hard worker, and it all comes together in this purse. Love the colors also.

Cathy W said...

WOW! (sorry to be repetitious)
This is simply Awesome!
A truly unique, one-of-a-kind piece that I'd love to see in person.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Your pieces continue to make me smile. Fabulous work! Of course, I'm jealous that you got to take a Sherry Serafini class, but then that's another story. She was supposed to come to Toronto, but then had to cancel for some reason. Rats!

Robin said...

So much to say, Dot...

First I'm envious about you and Sherri and Becki being at the retreat together and me not there. OK, there, I admitted it... just plain green.... The good part of me knows you'll have a wonderful time and come away refreshed, inspired, intrigued and loved. Ah!

And your purse will be the hit of the party. Focalpoint-schmokalpoint... every one has one and they all look the same... EXCEPT Mr. Green Bear! I scrolled down through your posts to look as some of the in-progress pictures. You certainly live up to your speedie name... to finish all that beading in one month is amazing. This is a museum piece, y'know!

Congrats on finishing the year with such a big bang!

Robin said...

PS... I see Arline will be in Tahoe as well... What is greener than green??? Me.

Also, I agree with Susan about no fringe being a good decision.

Maggie R said...

Hi Dot,
So this is what you have been up to!!!! This bag is totally breath-taking.... Congratulations on this beautiful piece..

xoxo
(((((hugs)))))
Maggie

Night Beader said...

Boy you've out done yourself on this one. Way to go Dot, I love the piece, wish I could see it in person. Photos only tease!
Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp
nightbeaderatlarge.blogspot.com

Enchanted Doll Maker said...

Dot, that bag is totally amazing. You have really found your calling in life, your bead work just blows me away. Beautiful, just beautiful!
Mary