Sunday, August 2, 2009

Whew !!! Finally !!!

Well, this small purse has only taken a total of three weekends. Parts of it took longer. The beading of the Turquoise, Tourmalines and Moonstones obviously took time but was really quite pleasurable. I could see the form grow beneath my hands.

It is funny how the concept comes whole into my brain and yet the execution of the idea takes days.

I find that each purse that I design and then sew is one step on top of the other. So what I learned three or four purses ago shows up in the current purse. I have yet to make the same purse over again. That way, it is always fresh for me but the down side is that it is always a challenge.

This is small evening bag. It is for elegant times and calls for an elegant dress or pants.

It is made of raw silk. The green is iridescent, slightly changing to a chartreuse yellow. The ling is dark green Velvet. It has the capacity to be put on a chain strap. I have not found exactly what I want to use.

The front side is the opposite of the back side (actually there is no front and no back, just sides). Both sides are adorned with equal amount of gems.

It measures 7 1/2" wide and 7 " height.

As an aside, I would like to mention the challenges of taking photos when a person has wild cats (kittens). I had a package of Trader Joe's Almondina cookies out and while I was taking to photos, I could hear one of them knock the package onto the floor and try to open it. I did not want to stop what I was doing, so I kept working. But, yes, the little dears got the package open and were enjoying a cookie. If I had known ahead of time, I could have prepared tea.


Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

Your new purse is ADORABLE, I love the colors and the beads. Kittens will be kittens (cute as they are)...that usually means naughty...but it's a good kind of naughty, they're not really bad. Yes, I do try to tell myself that when I catch that little crapper Charlie chewing on some plastic whatever because HE MUST CHEW ON PLASTIC that he shouldn't be chewing on for reasons that are many! (Yes, he's very naughty, and not a kitten anymore, he's a 12lb tabby!) Kitties, ya gotta love 'em.


Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Stunning! I like that each purse is a challenge...a complete idea but the challenge is in bringing it to its stunning self. The bead work is beautiful and clever design. Wow!

patrice said...

I just got an email from Penelope asking me to tell you that she wants the purse for herself! She enlisted the help of Chester to try and tell you but you just pushed him away! She thinks the purse will look wonderful with her eyes.
What shall I tell her?

Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

It also goes well with her little pink nose!

Phyllis said...

A gem!!1 I love the colors and the way you beaded the line in an asymmetrical curve. It is exquisite. You really know how to make these purses, and they seem difficult to do with the frame.

I loved your cat story. I am sure they were trying to get you to prepare a tea party for them. After all, cats are so civilized.