Thursday, April 29, 2010

Purse is DONE!!!!



I had a little bit of insomnia this morning...or maybe it was just that I wanted to finish this so bad. But it is completed. I can't wait to take this to the artist reception on Sunday afternoon at the Ohio Craft Museum. This started out as a vintage wool 1940 era clutch purse. I measured it and drew out a paper towel template so I could get the right size for the wool overlay. Then I beaded it to the max. These are some of my favorite color schemes and look at how they really enhanced this piece of jade. I bought the jade Scottie many years ago from my friends Keith & Bill who owned Scotty's Gifts and Accessories at the time. It is genuine Vietnamese jade custom cut into the shape of a Scottie. At the time, I bought 6 of them. I know I have the other 5 somewhere, but I can't find them in my disorganized studio. The sequins were bought two years ago when Cynthia & I went to NYC for her birthday. I'm pretty happy with how this purse turned out.
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14 comments:

Carol said...

Dot, I am just speachless! This purse is definately an heirloom piece. Its just so beautiful! Are you submitting it anywhere? You better hold on to it tightly at that party.
xx, Carol

Marty52 said...

Stunning! It will be very cool to say "Why, thank you... I think it came out pretty nice, myself!" :0)

Carol Creech said...

This is just stunning!! Absolutely gorgeous. I can only imagine how much effort went into the beading. I love the swirls and colors. Such motion in this!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful work of art.

Cyn ~ The Wingedneedle said...

love it!! love it!! love it!! I bet it feels great too! have fun showing it off at the reception! be sure to bring it out to Seattle!!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

it's fabulous!

coral-seas said...

FAB-U-LOUS!

Plays with Needles said...

It's absolutely a stunner Dot! I have loved that center Scottie Dog since you started...and the sequins surrounding him are terrific! The colors are great -- SO glad you get to carry something to your party...

UR2cool4school!

Laura K. Curtis said...

Oh, WOW. That's absolutely stunning. Worth every second of the effort you put into it!!

Mary-Frances said...

OH my heavens - this is really really fabulous. I'm humbled! (grin!).
Oh, and I'm a huge groupie since your hippo - did it go to a good home?

Katie B said...

As well you should be !! it is spectacular !!

Katie B said...

As well you should be -- it is spectacular !!

Fran├žoise said...

Beautifull work
regards
fran├žoise

La Femme Laurea said...

OMG! That beaded bag is absolutely beautiful!!